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Results of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee

The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (16–27 June) came to an end. A total of 19 new properties have been inscribed on the List — 5 natural and 14 cultural.
The World Heritage List now numbers 981 in 160 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention. Fiji and Qatar had their first sites inscribed during the present session. The List numbers 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties.

Five natural sites were inscribed: Xinjiang Tianshan (China), Mount Etna (Italy), El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve (Mexico), Namib Sand Sea (Namibia), Tajik National Park (Tajikistan)

Fourteen cultural sites were inscribed: Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (Canada), Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, (China); Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong (Democratic People’s Reublic of Korea), Levuka Historical Port Town (Fiji); Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (Germany), Hill Forts of Rajashtan (India), Golestan Palace (Iran), Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany (Italy), Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration (Japan), Historic Centre of Agadez (Niger), Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (Poland / Ukraine), University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia (Portugal), Al Zubarah Archaeological Site (Qatar), Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (Ukraine)

Three sites received extensions: Mount Kenya-Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Kenya), Maloti Drakensberg Transboundary World Heritage Site (Lesotho / South Africa), Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines (Poland)

The following changes were made to the List of World Heritage in Danger:
Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Iran) was removed from the Danger List
East Rennell (Solomon Island) was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger along with the six World Heritage sites of the Syrian Arab Republic.