Named after a River

WHS whose official title includes the name of a river (or rivers") which flow through it.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alto Douro Douro
Bamiyan Valley "The Kunduz River (Persian: رود قندوز) is a tributary of the Amu Darya in northern Afghanistan. It rises in Bamyan Province in the Hindu Kush, and in its upper reaches is also known as the Bamyan River or the Surkhab River" (wiki)
Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" The Jordan
Brú na Bóinne Brú na Bóinne - River Boyne. Originally inscribed simply as "Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne". The Gaelic "Brú na Bóinne" was added in 2013 and translates as "palace" or "mansion" of the Boyne.
Caral-Supe Supe
Central Amazon Conservation Complex Amazon
Coa Valley and Siega Verde Coa
Comoé National Park Comoé
Danube Delta Danube
Danube Limes Danube
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Ardeche (in the full name)
Derwent Valley Mills The river Derwent
Dja Faunal Reserve Dja
Ferrara Po
Forth Bridge Named after the Forth river
Garamba National Park "The main rivers are the Dungu on the southern boundary, the Aka along the western boundary and the Garamba within the Park"
Iguacu "waterfalls system of the Iguaçu (or Iguazú) river" (OUV)
Ivindo National Park Ivindo River
Khami Ruins "The site is located to the west of the Khami River, after which it is named" (AB ev)
Lena Pillars The Lena river, the 11th longest river in the world
Loire Valley Loire
Lower Valley of the Awash Awash
Lower Valley of the Omo Omo
M'Zab Valley Wadi M'zab (Mzab River). The region has taken its name from the river.
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley - "The nominated area fits precisely within the basin of the Madriu River, giving it a natural coherence. This river starts its course at high level in an area of plateaus, glacial lakes and rocky glaciers, and then flows west through a large glacial valley. A secondary valley, the Perafita–Claror, enters the Madriu Valley from the south-east at Entremesaigues." (IUCN)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Manas River
Manovo-Gounda St. Floris - "Five major rivers thread through the Park from the massif in the south east to the Bahr Aouk - Bahr Kameur floodplain in the north: the Vakaga on the eastern boundary, the Goro, Gounda, Koumbala, and the Manovo on the western boundary"
Manu National Park "The Manú is a river in southeastern Peru. It runs down the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains into the Amazon Basin. It runs through what is now protected as the Manú NP..... is a tributary to the Madre de Dios River, which downriver joins the Madeira River, and ultimately the Amazon River."
Nahanni National Park South Nahanni River
Niokolo-Koba National Park Niokolo-Koba River
Okavango Delta Okavango River
Orkhon Valley Orkhon River
Paris, Banks of the Seine Seine
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
Qadisha Valley "The Holy River Qadisha, celebrated in the Scriptures, runs through the Valley." (OUV)
Rideau Canal Rideau River
Rio Abiseo National Park Rio Abiseo
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Rio Platano
Saint-Savin sur Gartempe Gartempe River
Salonga National Park "The Salonga River meanders in a generally northwest direction through the Salonga National Park to its confluence with the Busira River"
Saloum Delta Saloum River
Saltaire The name of the village is a combination of the founder's surname and the name of the river (Aire)
San Antonio Missions San Antonio River
Sangha Trinational Sangha
Studenica Monastery Named after the nearby Studenica river
Studenica Monastery "It was founded near Studenica river in the late 12th century by Stefan Nemanja, also known as Saint Simeon, who established the medieval Serbian state." (UNESCO
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Rhine
Val d'Orcia "derives from the river Orcia, which runs through the valley and flows for about 70 kilometers "
Vézère Valley the Vézère river
Yellowstone "The park contains the headwaters of the Yellowstone River, from which it takes its historical name" (Wiki)
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Zuojiang River


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