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2007-2008 World Heritage Map Available

The map features the 851 World Heritage properties, brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and World Heritage conservation programmes, as well as superb photos of World Heritage sites with explanatory captions. The dimensions of the map are 78 cm by 50 cm (31 by 20 in.), and it can be downloaded free of charge from the website http//whc.unesco.org. It is available in English, French, and Spanish versions.

The 2007-2008 World Heritage map is the third to be produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with National Geographic and Hewlett Packard.

The goal of the partnership, signed at the end of 2005 for a period of three years, is to raise awareness of the World Heritage Convention, and the map is an essential tool for this purpose. The partnership combines National Geographic's unsurpassed cartography with HP's high technology printing to illustrate the location of World Heritage sites across the globe.

The World Heritage map is above all an educational visual tool, allowing UNESCO to communicate its work in this field on a large scale. It is especially important since print documents, accessible to everyone, are an essential communication tool.

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre