bringing their total to 62! The most for any country.
It seems odd to me to have so many on the T-list, one nomination a year and they are set until 2078!
42 of them have been added in the last 4 years so it isn't just a case of not getting rid of the older sites, though there are still 14 from their 2000 update.
Perhaps it is done to attract international attention to these sites by giving the added kudos of "being under consideration for the World Heritage List"
. Or perhaps it is useful in terms of domestic heritage policy, attracting funding or greater protection.