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)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Budapest 1.7 million/473ha
Historic Cairo 6.8 million /523ha
Istanbul 12,5 milion 678 ha
Lima 7.6 million/200ha
Mexico City and Xochimilco 8.8 million/910ha
Paris, Banks of the Seine 2.2 million/365ha
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Madrid: 3 million / 218.91 ha
Prague 1.2 million/866ha
Puebla 1.4million/597ha
Quito 1.4million/320ha
Rome 2.7 million/1485ha
St. Petersburg 4.6 million/No inscribed area size given in UNESCO but is much bigger than 200ha
Vienna 1.6 million/371ha


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