List of AINESCO World Heritage Sites

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The Parliament House of New Duveland is one of the most recent sites to receive World Heritage status.

An AINESCO World Heritage Site is a location that is listed by AINESCO as having outstanding cultural or natural value to the common heritage of humanity. Almost all nations in the Alliance have world heritage sites.

Each year, the World Heritage Committee may inscribe new sites on the list, or delist sites that no longer meet the criteria. Selection is based on ten criteria: six for cultural heritage (i–vi) and four for natural heritage (vii–x). Some sites, designated "mixed sites", represent both cultural and natural heritage. AINESCO may also specify that a site is in danger, stating "conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List."


The list below includes all sites located within the Alliance, and is constructed without reference to AINESCO's statistical divisions. The table is sortable by column by clicking on the Sort ascending/descending icon at the top of the appropriate column; alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party followed by the region for the Location column; and by criteria type followed by the country for the Criteria column.

Site – named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation.
Location – sorted by country, followed by the region at the regional or provincial level. In the case of multinational or multi-regional sites, the names are sorted alphabetically.
Criteria – as defined by the World Heritage Committee.
Area – in hectares and acres, excluding any buffer zones. A value of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO.
Year – during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List.
Description – brief information about the site. None of the sites in this list have been classified as endangered.
  Template:† In danger


Site Image Location Criteria Area Year Description
Atti Caves Atti Caves  Jarraban
Cultural: (ii, iii, iv & vi) 2012 These expansive caves house the world's second largest collection of petroglyphs, many of which are dated at 12,000 years. Early Indigenous mythological beings are depicted, along with extinct Jarrabanian flora and fauna. Historical ownership of the caves has been a contentious issue amongst Indigenous leaders.
Barocco Leccese Barocco Leccese  Siculia
Republic of Lecce
Cultural: (i, iii & iv) 1996 The Barocco Leccese is identified as architectural style which characterizes all cities that are located in the Republic of Lecce.
Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair  Mikenstein
Chur Province
Cultural: (iii) 1983 The Convent of Müstair is a Christian monastery from the Carolingian period. It has Mikenstein's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. 800 AD, along with other Romanesque art and designs.
Civil Rights Movement Sites Civil Rights Movement Sites  Carolina
Cultural: (ii) 2010 Includes two churches that were key landmarks through the Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968). The two buildings listed include the Bethel Baptist Church, Collegeville and the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Convent of St Gall Convent of St Gall  Mikenstein
Zürich Province
Cultural: (ii & iv) 1983 The Carolingian Convent of St Gall was one of the most important in Europe. It was in operation from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains a number of precious manuscripts such as the Plan of Saint Gall. Portions of the building were rebuilt in the Baroque style.
Costiera Rossanese Costiera Rossanese  Siculia
Republic of Rossano
Cultural: (ii, iv & vi) 2007 The Costiera Rossanese is a stretch of coast in Republic of Rossano. It is a stretch of coast known around the world for its natural beauty, home to major tourist sites.
D.F. Wouda pumping st. D.F. Wouda pumping st.  Freiga
Cultural: (i, ii & iv) 1998 The largest still operational steam-powered pumping station in the world.
Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Provincial Park  Lower Columbia
Natural: (vii & viii) 1979 The park is noted for the beauty of its badland landscape and as a major fossil site. Specimens of every group of cretaceous dinosaurs have been found here including those of 35 species dating more than 75 million years ago.
Eastmere Hinterlands Eastmere Hinterlands  New Duveland
New Ulster
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 2008 A rugged mountainous landscape left to the elements for millions of years. The area incorporates several national parks and is the most pristine wilderness in New Ulster. It hosts the best surviving illustration of ancient Gondwanan wildlife, much of which is rare and unique to the area.
Espérance Catherdral Espérance Catherdral  New Duveland
Cultural: (i) & (ii) 2010 Built in the early 19th century, the Cathedral built in a such a style to represent it's rich French history.
Everglades National Park Everglades National Park  Carolina
South Florida
Natural: (viii, ix & (x) 1979 The park is the largest designated tropical wilderness reserve in North America. Featuring a variety of wetlands and tropical hammocks and rainforests, it has become a sanctuary for a large number of birds, reptiles, and threatened or protected species, as well as a host of invasive, introduced, and naturalized species. The property was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2010 due to degradation of the property resulting in a loss of marine habitat and decline in marine species. The property was previously listed as in danger from 1993–2007 due to sustained hurricane damage and deterioration of water flow and quality due to agricultural and urban development.
Evehalden Alps Evehalden Alps  Neu Westfalen
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 2005 The Evehalden Alps are the largest of four mountain ranges in Neu Westfalen's alpine divide, which covers a significant proportion of the nation's interior. Mt Hadamar is the highest peak in Neu Westfalen at 3209 meters (10,528 ft) above sea level.
Fertö Fertö  Balaton
Győr-Moson-Sopron County
Natural: (v) 2001 The Fertö/Neusiedler Lake area has been occupied by different peoples for eight millennia. A number of 18th and 19th century villages and castles were built on top of the ancient settlements and landscape.
Fougeré Reefs Fougeré Reefs  New Duveland
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 2008 One of the largest reef systems in the world, composed of over 1,500 individual reefs. It hosts an outstanding level of marine biodiversity and is considered to be one of the richest areas in the world in terms of animal diversity. It is home to approximately 400 types of coral, and forms a critical habitat for many endangered species.
Freedom Tower Freedom Tower  Carolina
Cultural: (ii) 2002 The original headquarters and printing facility of the Miami News & Metropolis newspaper; later made a memorial to Cuban immigration to Carolina.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park  Carolina
North Carolina, Tennessee
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 1983 The park is one of the world's largest remaining remnants of the diverse Arcto-Tertiary Geoflora era, containing over 3,500 plant species and numerous animal species, including one of the world's greatest variety of salamanders.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump  Lower Columbia
Cultural: (vi) 1981 The property consists of remains of a camp, of trails and a tumulus of bones of the American bison bearing testimony to nearly 6000 years of communal hunting in which the bisons were driven over a cliff, a practice known as buffalo jump.
Historic Centre of Florince Historic Centre of Florince  Siculia
Republic of Florince
Cultural: (i, ii, iii, iv & vi) 1993 One of the first cities established in Siculia, Florince was laregely designed by architects from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and was named after Florence, Italy. There are hundreds of buildings in the city centre that are hundreds of years old.
Historic Centre of Salzburg Historic Centre of Salzburg  Mikenstein
Salzburg Province
Cultural: (ii, iv & vi) 1996 Best associated with Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg is known for its ecclesiastic city-state qualities only second to Vatican City. It is also where German and Italian cultures intersected, which is reflected by its blend of Gothic- and Baroque-style buildings.
Historic Centre of Torre Canne Historic Centre of Torre Canne  Siculia
San Foca Federal District
Cultural: (ii & iv) 2010 The historic centre of Torre Canne was constructed with Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Iguaçu National Park Iguaçu National Park  Santa Catarina Natural: (vii & x) 1986 Together with Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side, the park protects Iguazu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls, and is home to many rare and endangered species such as giant anteater or the giant otter. The site had been listed as endangered 1999–2001 due to an illegally opened road through the park, dams on the Iguazu River and helicopter flights.
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis  Santa Catarina Cultural: (iv) 1983 Each of the five ruined Spanish Jesuit missions founded amidst a tropical forest in the land of the Guaraní people in the 17th and 18th centuries is characterized by a specific design.
Lagoons of New Caledonia Lagoons of New Caledonia  New Duveland
New Caledonia
Natural: (vii, ix & x) 2008 One of the three largest reef systems in the world, enclosing a lagoon area of 24,000 km2 (9,300 sq mi). The density of reef structures here is the most diverse in the world. It host a great diversity of species with a high level of endemism, and is an important habitat for endangered dugongs and sea turtles.
Lake Mārū Lake Mārū  New Duveland
Mixed: (iii & viii) 1999 The largest freshwater lake in New Duveland, and is home to 48 endemic fish species found nowhere else in the world. It includes exceptional archaeological evidence of Māori habitation from the 15th century.
Lake Stanley Lake Stanley  Jarraban
Natural: (vii, viii & ix) 2001 150 kilometre-long freshwater lake formed during the Pleistocene era. The Northern Alps, including several of Jarraban's highest peaks, offer a spectacular backdrop that is admired by visitors.
Limestone Coast Limestone Coast  Jarraban
Natural: (vii & viii) 1992 135 kilometre-long coastline with towering limestone cliffs. Many of these reach over 500m in height, including the world's tallest sea cliff (Raiyacka Cliff at 1,084m). They are of Tertiary age and are composed of fossiliferous limestone. Numerous offshore stacks and rock formations also dot the coastline, including Castle Point (pictured).
Lord Howe Island Group Lord Howe Island Group  New Duveland
Natural: (viii & x) 1982 This island is the eroded remains of a seven-million-year-old shield volcano, the product of eruptions that lasted for about a half-million years. It is home to numerous endemic species, significant breeding colonies of seabirds, and the world's southernmost coral reef.
Māori rock carvings Māori rock carvings  New Duveland
Lapérouse, New Hérault, New Munster, New Ulster, Norfolk, Tasman
Cultural: (i), (iii, iv & vi) 1992 Māori settlers carved rocks alongside thousands of sites across New Duveland, some being hundreds of years old.
Martina Franca Martina Franca  Siculia
Republic of Nova Taranto
Cultural: (iii, v & vi) 2012 Martina Franca was built by Italian immigrants who came to the Puglia region particularly in and around Alberobello. The city takes its name patron: Martin of Tours even though some of the city's name comes from the city of origin of the first mayor who called Martina Franca (Italy).
Meiji Industrial Sites Meiji Industrial Sites  Teiko

Cultural: (ii, iii & iv) 307 ha; (2,408 ha) 2015 Hashima Coal Mine, Former Glover House, Shūseikan, Miike Coal Mine, Yawata Steel Works, Mutsurejima Lighthouse, Hagi reverberatory furnace, Shōkasonjuku Academy, Hagi castle town
Mikenstein Tectonic Arena Sardona Swiss Tectonic Arena, Sardona  Mikenstein
Zürich Province
Natural: (viii) 2008 The Mikenstein Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-western part of the country covers a mountainous area which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m (9,800 ft). The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and displays a clear example of tectonic thrust, i.e. the process whereby older, deeper rocks are carried onto younger, shallower rocks. The site has been a key site for the geological sciences since the 18th century.
Monte Sant' Antonio Monte Sant' Antonio  Siculia
Republic of West Point
Natural: (vii, viii & ix) 2006 Monte Sant' Antonio is an active stratovolcano, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of West Point to the south.
Monte San Giorgio Monte San Giorgio  Mikenstein
Chur Province
Natural: (viii) 2010 The pyramid-shaped, wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio beside Lake Lugano is regarded as the best fossil record of marine life from the Triassic Period (245–230 million years ago). The sequence records life in a tropical lagoon environment, sheltered and partially separated from the open sea by an offshore reef. Diverse marine life flourished within this lagoon, including reptiles, fish, bivalves, ammonites, echinoderms and crustaceans. Because the lagoon was near land, the remains also include land-based fossils of reptiles, insects and plants, resulting in an extremely rich source of fossils.
Montgeard Rainforests Montgeard Rainforests  New Duveland
Natural: (vii), (viii), (ix & x) 1989 An area of tropical rainforest spread along the extreme north of the Great Tasman Ranges. The area hosts an exceptional level of biodiversity, with at least 90 endemic species and one of the highest concentration of primitive taxa in the world. It is also an important area for unique and endangered birds.
New Duveland Convict Sites New Duveland Convict Sites  New Duveland
Lapérouse, New Hérault, New Munster, New Ulster, Norfolk
Cultural: (iv & vi) 2010 There are over 2000 convict sites remaining in New Duveland, which were established by the British and French Fleets in the early colonial period of New Duveland's history. Nine of these sites were selected as the most outstanding examples in the country.
Northern Coral Islands Northern Coral Islands  Jarraban
Yakop Islands
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & ix) 2009 800,000 ha maritime national park rich in coral and other marine life. It houses around 600 fish species and is a notable feeding ground for whale sharks during February to June.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge  Carolina
Georiga, Florida
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 402,000‑acre (1,627 km2) 1996 The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a 402,000‑acre (1,627 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located in Carolina. The refuge was established in 1937 to protect a majority of the Okefenokee Swamp. The name "Okefenokee" is a Native American word meaning "trembling earth."
Olympic National Park Olympic National Park  Lower Columbia
Natural: (vii & ix) 1981 The park contains a diversity of ecosystems and varied topography ranging from the Pacific coastline, to alpine areas, temperate rainforests, and the forests covering the park's drier east side.
Pannonhalma Pannonhalma  Balaton
Győr-Moson-Sopron County
Cultural: (iv & vi) 1996 The Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey is a medieval building in Pannonhalma, one of the oldest historical monuments in Balaton. Founded in 996, it is located near the town, on top of a hill (282 m). Saint Martin of Tours is believed to have been born at the foot of this hill, hence its former name, Mount of Saint Martin (Hungarian: Márton-hegy), from which the monastery occasionally took the alternative name of Márton-hegyi Apátság. This is the second largest territorial abbey in the world, after the one in Monte Cassino.
Parco Nazionale dell' Isola di Santa Teresa Parco Nazionale dell' Isola di Santa Teresa  Siculia
Republic of Tropea
Naturtal: (viii, ix & x) 1996 Parco Nazionale dell' Isola di Santa Teresa includes the whole island and is famous for the cultivation of olive trees.
Parliament House of New Duveland Parliament House of New Duveland  New Duveland
New Duveland Capital Territory
Cultural: (ii) 2015 Built in the 1960s to house the new Parliament of the newly unified island, it was constructed in a Baroque with Romanesque Revival rustication style to keep with the style surrounding city buildings, which are the oldest in New Duveland.
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point Mound & Mound at Poverty Point.jpg  Carolina
Cultural: (iii) 2014 The vast earthen architecture of this site was constructed by a foraging society of hunter- gatherers, not a settled agricultural people, which makes it all the more remarkable a site. It is still not understood how and why such a society could so totally transform this landscape. It may well be the largest hunter-gatherer settlement that has ever existed. Its design was unique and its construction required an unprecedented amount (over 750,000 cubic meters) of earth-moving. Poverty Point was also the center of a major exchange network with goods brought in from as far as 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) distant.
Reggia di Reggio del Sul Reggia di Reggio del Sul  Siculia
Republic of Reggio del Sul
Cultural: (i, ii, iii & iv) 2002 The Reggia di Reggio del Sul is a Royal Palace, with an adjoining Park, located in Pellaro near Reggio del Sul.
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes  Mikenstein
Chur Province
Cultural: (ii & iv) 2008 The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Alps through those two passes. The railways provided a rapid and easy route into many formerly isolated alpine settlements. Building the railroads required overcoming a number of technical challenges with bridges and tunnels.
Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site  Lower Columbia
Upper Columbia, Calgariana, Edmontonia
Natural: (vii & viii) 1984 With high peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, the National Parks that make up this site exemplify the exceptional features of the Rocky Mountains. Furthermore, one of the world's most celebrated fossil fields, the Burgess Shale Formation is located within the inscribed property.
Royal Exhibition Building Parliament House of New Duveland  New Duveland
New Munster
Cultural: (ii) 2006 Made to host the world's fair in 1881, this is one of the world's last exhibition buildings from the 19th century, and combines several architectural styles. The adjacent gardens are an outstanding example of Victorian era landscape design.
Rua Whenua Norfolk Pine Forests Rua Whenua Norfolk Pine Forests  New Duveland
Natural: (vii, viii, ix & x) 2002 Endless areas of mountainous terrain full of the endemic Nofolk Pine Trees, home to some of the most unique plant and animal species on earth, including the Norfolk Moa bird.
Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape  Mikenstein
Salzburg Province
Cultural: (iii) & (iv) 1997 The region built itself around salt mining, which began as early as 2,000 BCE and continued in the modern era. The region is also known for its mountain ranges and caves, the longest of the latter reaching a length of 81 km (50 mi).
Sette Terre Sette Terre  Siculia
Republic of Tropea
Cultural: (ii, iv & v) 1992 Seven villages and surrounding hills on the island of Santa Teresa all fall within the Sette Terre region.
SGang Gwaay Ninstints  Lower Columbia
Saint Catherine
Cultural: (iii) 1981 Features the largest collection of Haida totem poles in their original locations, many celebrated as great works of art, though they are being allowed to succumb to the natural decay of the lush temperate rainforest climate.
Sikhote-Alin Pannonhalma  Amuria
Primorsky Krai
Natural: (x) 2003 The Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx. The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger.
Three Castles of Bellinzona Three Castles of Bellinzona  Mikenstein
Chur Province
Natural: (vii & ix) 1995 The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley. Running from the castle, a series of fortified walls protect the ancient town and block the passage through the valley. A second castle (Montebello) forms an integral part of the fortifications, while a third but separate castle (Sasso Corbaro) was built on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other fortifications.
Valle del Monte Amiata Valle del Monte Amiata  Siculia
Republic of Lecce
Cultural: (iii & v) 1996 Comprises of five distinct wine-growing areas with outstanding landscapes.
Ville Machiavelliche Ville Machiavelliche  Siculia
Republic of Florince
Cultural: (ii, iv & vi) 2002 The Ville Machiavelliche are a series of rural building complexes in Republic of Florince which were owned by members of the Machiavelli family between the 16th century and the 17th century. The villas served several functions: they were the country palaces of the Machiavelli, scattered over the territory that they ruled, demonstrating their power and wealth. They were also recreational resorts for the leisure and pleasure of their owners; and, more prosaically, they were the centre of agricultural activities on the surrounding estates.
Vineyard Landscape of Lecce Vineyard Landscape of Lecce  Siculia
Republic of Lombarda
Cultural: (iv & vi) 2002 Valle del Monte Amiata is a Valley located in the Republic of Lombardy, known for it's cultivating vines and olive trees established during the Renaissance. This region has made the source of various paintings and photographs.
Wadden Sea Wadden Sea  Freiga
West Frisia, East Frisia, North Frisia
Natural: (vii, ix, x) 2009 The Convent of Müstair is a Christian monastery from the Carolingian period. It has Mikenstein's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. 800 AD, along with other Romanesque art and designs.
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park  Lower Columbia
Cultural: (iii & iv) 1997 The joint Lower Columbia–United States site located along the border between the two countries has a unique, distinctive climate, physiographic setting, mountain-prairie interface, and tri-ocean hydrographical divide.


Zone/region Cultural Natural Mixed Total
New Duveland 5 6 1 12
Siculia 9 2 0 11
Mikenstein 5 3 0 8
Carolina 3 3 0 6
Lower Columbia 3 3 0 6
Jarraban 1 3 0 4
Balaton 1 1 0 2
Freiga 1 1 0 2
Amuria 0 1 0 1
Neu Westfalen 0 1 0 1
Rio Grande do Sul 1 0 0 1
Santa Catarina 0 1 0 1
Teiko 1 0 0 1
Total 40 26 1 67