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The results of the 40th session of the world heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Istanbul, Turkey from 10 to 17 July has inscribed 21 sites on the World Heritage List. They include 12 cultural sites, six natural and three mixed sites. The World Heritage List now numbers 1052 sites in 165 countries.

 New Natural Sites: Mistaken Point (Canada), Hubei Shennongjia (China), Lut Desert (Islamic Republic of Iran), Western Tien-Shan (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan), Archipiélago de Revillagigedo (Mexico), Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park (Sudan).

New Mixed, natural and cultural, sites: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape (Chad), Khangchendzonga National Park (India), The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities (Iraq).

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in the city of Kraków in Poland, in July 2017.