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World Heritage

Kairouan inscription - world heritage:
On December 9, 1988, Kairouan was included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites because the city fulfills five of the six criteria; in fact, fulfilling only one criterion is enough to be considered for the category. Only Venice fulfills all six, and very few can, like the city of Kairouan , Florence , and the Great Wall of China , boast of satisfying five. Rome and Cordua fulfill four categories, and Cairo , Tunis , and Paris only three. For more information, click here
The five categories regarding the Medina of Kariouan are as follows :
  1. The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of the major monuments of Islam, and also a universal masterpiece of architecture. It was the model for several other mosques in the Maghreb , particularly as far as decorative motifs are concerned.
  2. The Mosque with Three Doors (866) is the oldest mosque in Islam having a sculpted facade.
  3. Kairouan bears exceptional witness to the civilization of the early centuries of the Hegira of Ifriqiyya.
  4. Kairouan's traditional Muslim architecture and its spatial configuration, both precious examples of world heritage, have become susceptible to loss because of economical factors and other threats.
  5. Kairouan is one of Islam's holiest cities and a spiritual capital to Muslims worldwide.
The following is a list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites established by the « Convention concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage » adopted by the General Conference in 1972 (signed by Tunisia on October 3, 1975) and among which can be counted seven Tunisian sites. They are Carthage ; El Jem; the Medinas of Kairouan, Sousse , and Tunis ; Kerkouane, and Dougga.
1AbomeyBENIN
2Acropole d'AthènesGREECE
3AgraINDIA
4Aix-la-chapelleGERMANY
5AjantàINDIA
6AlcobaçaPORTUGAL
7AlepSYRIA
8AlgerALGERIA
9AlhambraSPAIN
10AltamiraSPAIN
11AmiensFRANCE
12AngkorCAMBODIA
13AnuradhapuraSRI-LANKA
14Arc-et-SenansFRANCE
15ArlesFRANCE
16AthosGREECE
17AuschwitzPOLAND
18AvilaSPAIN
19AxoumETHIOPIA
20Ayers RockAUSTRALIA
21AyuthiaTHAILAND
22BaalbekLIBANON
23BaïkalSIBERIA
24BambergGERMANY
25BandiagaraMALI
26BarceloneSPAIN
27Barrière-GrandeAUSTRALIA
28BassaeGREECE
29BatalhaPORTUGAL
30BathENGLAND
31BergenNORWAY
32BerneSWITZERLAND
33BogazkaleTURKEY
34BoukharaOUZBEKISTAN
35BonagesFRANCE
36BrasiliaBRASIL
37BudapestHUNGARY
38BurgosSPAIN
39ByblosLIBANON
40CàceresSPAIN
41.le CaireEGYPT
42CanterburyGREAT BRITAIN
43CartagenaCOLOMBIA
44
Carthage
TUNISIA
45Castel del MonteITALY
46ChambordFRANCE
47ChartresFRANCE
48Chaussée des GéantsNORTHERN IRELAND
49Chaven de HuantarPERU
50Chichen ItzàMEXICO
51CapanHONDURAS
52CordoueSPAIN
53CracoviePOLAND
54CuencaSPAIN
55CuzcoPERU
56CyrèneCYRENIA
57DamasSYRIA
58le DanubeEUROPE
59DelhiINDIA
60DelosGREECE
61DelphesGREECE
62
El Djem
TUNISIA
63DjemilaALGERIA
64DjennéMALI
65
Dougga
TUNISIA
66DubrovnikCROATIA
67ElephataINDIA
68ElloraINDIA
69EpidaureGREECE
70El EscorialSPAIN
71Mont EsquilinITALY
72EvoraPORTUGAL
73FèsMOROCCO
74FlorenceITALIY
75FontainebleauFRANCE
76FontenayFRANCE
77Iles GalapagosEQUATOR
78GalleSRI-LANKA
79Le GeneralifeSPAIN
80GhadamèsLIBYA
81Grand CanyonUSA
82La HavaneCUBA
83HildesheimGERMANY
84HuéVIETNAM
85IstanbulTURKEY
86
Kairouan
TUNISIA
87KandySRI-LANKA
88
Kerkouane
TUNISIA
89KhapunahoINDIA
90KievUKRAINE
91KilimandjaroTANZANIA
92KotorMONTENEGRO
93Le KremlinRUSSIA
94LeptisLIBYA
95LondresGREAT BRITAIN
96LübeckGERMANY
97MachepicchuPERU
98ManillePHILIPPINES
99MarrakechMOROCCO
100MeknesMOROCCO
101MemphisEGYPT
102Les MétéoresTHESSALIA
103MexicoMEXICO
104Canal du midiFRANCE
105MistraGREECE
106Mohenpo DaroPAKISTAN
107le Mont St MichelFRANCE
108MouliaMEXIQUE
109MoscouRUSSIA
110Grande MurailleCHINA
111NancyFRANCE
112Nijni NovgorodRUSSIA
113NimbaGUINEA
114NovgorodRUSSIA
115OaxacaMEXICO
116OlindaBRASIL
117OlympieGREECE
118OrangeFRANCE
119Ouro PretoBRASIL
120PalenqueMEXICO
121PalmyreSYRIA
122PaphosCYPRUS
123ParisFRANCE
124PékinCHINA
125PersépolisIRAN
126PétraJORDAN
127PhilaeEGYPT
128PiseITALY
129PobletSPAIN
130PolonnaruwaSRI-LANKA
131PortoPORTUGAL
132PotosiBOLIVIA
133PragueCHEKOSLOVKIA
134Puebla de ZaragozaMEXICO
135QuébecCANADA
136QuirinalITALIY
137QuitoEQUADOR
138Ravenne ITALIY
139ReimsFRANCE
140RilaBULGARIA
141RomeITALY
142La place rougeMOSCOU
143St DomingueDOMINICAN REP.
144St GalleSWITZERLAND
145St J.de compostelleSPAIN
146St PetersbourgRUSSIA
147St Pierre de RomeITALY
148St SavinFRANCE
149SalamanqueSPAIN
150SalzbourgAUSTRIA
151Samos GREECE
152SanaaYEMEN
153SanchiINDIA
154San juanPUERTO RICO
155SégovieSPAIN
156SévilleSPAIN
157SixtineVATICAN
158SourLIBANON
159SousseTUNISIA
160SpireGERMANY
161SplitCROATIA
162StonehengeENGLAND
163StrasbourgFRANCE
164SucreBOLIVIA
165SukhothalTHAILAND
166Taj MahalINDIA
167TaxilaPAKISTAN
168TertihuacanMEXICO
169TeruelSPAIN
170ThèbesEGYPT
171ThessaloniqueGREECE
172TikalGUATEMALA
173TimgadALGERIA
174TipasaALGERIA
175TolèdeSPAIN
176TombouctouMALI
177TrèvesGERMANY
178TunisTUNISIA
179UxmalSITE MAYA
180La ValetteMALTA
181VarsoviePOLAND
182VaticanITALY
183VeniseITALY
184VersaillesFRANCE
185VézelayFRANCE
186VicenceITALY
187Chutes VictoriaZAMBIA
188VladimirRUSSIA
189XanthosTURKEY
190Parc YosemiteUSA
 
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