Largest area

WHS with the greatest inscribed surface area (Excluding Buffer Zones but including marine areas) - over 100,000 sq kms.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
French Austral Lands and Seas 672.979 square km
Galapagos Islands 133,000 sq kms
Great Barrier Reef 344,400 sq kms
Papahanaumokuakea "The vote also establishes the first mixed World Heritage Site in the nation, which covers an area of nearly 140,000 square miles" (362,600km2)
Phoenix Islands "The affirmative decision makes PIPA the largest and deepest World Heritage site in the world, covering an ocean territory more than 408,000 km2 (nearly 250,000 mi2, or roughly the size of California) and 6000 meters deep."


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