Major City Centres
WHS which consist of an entire and "living" mixed zone (i.e not just selected structures) of significant size (200 ha or greater) in the centre of a "Major" City (defined as having a "city" population - excluding surrounding "urban" and "metropolitan" areas - though definitions of this vary by country - of over 1 million people.) Size of inscribed areas are taken where available from UNESCO or approximated where missing.
(City Population/Size of Inscribed Area)
|Historic Cairo||6.8 million /523ha|
|Istanbul||12,5 milion 678 ha|
|Mexico City and Xochimilco||8.8 million/910ha|
|Paris, Banks of the Seine||2.2 million/365ha|
|St. Petersburg||4.6 million/No inscribed area size given in UNESCO but is much bigger than 200ha|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Major City Centres?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source