Zinder

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La vieille ville de Zinder, quartier de Birni et le Sultanat is part of the Tentative list of Niger in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The old city of Zinder comprises the remains of a fortified town. It is a former capital of Niger and had its heydays in the 19th and early 20th century. It was strategically located for the trans-Saharan trade and the capital of its own Sultanate since 1736. Many buildings are now in ruins. Notable constructions include the palace, the city gates and the Friday Mosque.

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Giovanna Lauricella

Italia - 27-Feb-10 -

Ho visitato Zinder ed il quartiee di Birni il mese scorso. Ho trovato questo sito assolutamente fantastico e ritengo che meriti di essere inserito nell'UNESCO's World Heritage List.


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La vieille ville de Zinder, quartier de Birni et le Sultanat
Country
Niger
Added
2006
Type
Cultural
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2006 Added to Tentative List

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