WHC locations

Correlation between the location of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting and the inscription of sites in the same year which are very closely related to that location - whether the city itself, a nearby site, or another site in the same country. Paris / France is excluded because it is the seat of the WHC and hosted many meetings.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
'Uruq Bani Ma'arid Inscribed during the session in Riyadh in 2023.
Abu Mena Luxor & Cairo (1979)
Agrigento Naples (1997)
Ancient Nara Kyoto (1998)
Ancient Thebes Luxor & Cairo (1979)
Ani Istanbul (2016)
Botanical Garden, Padua Naples (1997)
Costiera Amalfitana Naples (1997)
Great Barrier Reef Sydney (1981)
Greater Blue Mountains Cairns (2000)
Historic Cairo Luxor & Cairo (1979)
Iguazu National Park Buenos Aires (1984)
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis Buenos Aires (1984)
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Quebec (2008)
Kakadu National Park Sydney (1981)
Koguryo Kingdom Suzhou (2004)
Lena Pillars St. Petersburg (2012)
Mesa Verde Washington (1978)
Messel Pit Berlin (1995)
Modena Naples (1997)
Pompei Naples (1997)
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Naples (1997)
Pyramids (Memphis) Luxor & Cairo (1979)
Quanzhou Quanzhou lies 175km from Fuzhou, the host city of the 2021 WHC
Querétaro Merida (1996)
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Naples (1997)
Royal Palace at Caserta Naples (1997)
Sheki Baku (2019)
Su Nuraxi di Barumini Naples (1997)
São Francisco Square Brasilia (2010)
Taos Pueblo Santa Fe (1992)
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine Cracow 2017
Tokaji Wine Region Budapest (2002)
Tower of Hercules Seville (2009)
Uxmal Merida (1996)
Villa Romana del Casale Naples (1997)
Vredefort Dome Durban (2005)
Willandra Lakes Sydney (1981)
Yellowstone Washington (1978)


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source