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World Heritage Site: Place of significance listed by UNESCO
A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the UNESCO. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance. The sites are judged to contain "cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity".


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Western Ghats: A Journey into India's Biodiversity Hotspot

In 2012, UNESCO inscribed the Western Ghats as a World Heritage Site, recognizing its extraordinary biodiversity and unique ecosystems.
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Hoysala empire temples in Karnataka listed as UNESCO World Heritage

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Santiniketan in West Bengal has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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Santiniketan set to get Unesco World Heritage Site tag

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Seven sites get government backing to win UNESCO World Heritage status

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Assam’s royal burial mounds in race for Unesco heritage site tag

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Welsh slate mines join likes of Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China with World Heritage status

An area of northwest Wales famed for its historic slate mines has been given World Heritage site status by UNESCO.
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UNESCO declares Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat as World Heritage Site

India now has 40 world heritage properties overall, which includes 32 cultural, 7 natural, and one mixed property.
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Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

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World Heritage inscription to Ramappa temple brings cheer to Telangana; state government vows to develop the premises

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'Incomprehensible': Anger as Liverpool stripped of UNESCO World Heritage status

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The city of Liverpool has lost its world heritage status after development projects were found to be "detrimental to the site's authenticity and integrity".
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