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Marquee Collection#69 December 5, 2010

Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
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What does this symbol highlight, it is used very selectively?



Ans.: UNESCO World heritage sites



It is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state parties which are elected by their General Assembly. As of 2010[update], 911 sites are listed: 704 cultural, 180 natural, and 27 mixed properties, in 151 States Parties. Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites to date with 45 sites inscribed on the list.

In India there are 28 sites (Recognition year):

* Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (1983)
* Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra (1983)
* Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh (1986)
* Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (1983)
* Churches and Convents of Goa, Goa (1986)
* Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh (1989)
* Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh (1986)
* Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh (2003)
* Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat (2004)
* Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra (2004)
* Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra (1987)
* Ellora Caves, Maharashtra (1983)
* Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
* Great Living Chola Temples,Tanjore/Thanjavur Tamil Nadu (1987)
* Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu (1984)
* Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka (1986)
* Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka (1987)
* Kaziranga National Park, Assam (1985)
* Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam (1985)
* The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajastan (2010)
* Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan (1985)
* Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Orissa (1984)
* Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya, Bihar (2002)
* Mountain Railways of India, including Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, and Nilgiri Mountain Railway (1999)
* Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttaranchal (1988)
* Red Fort, Delhi (2007)
* Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal (1987)
* Qutub Minar and its monuments, Delhi (1993)



1. Srikanth M - December 5, 2010

Logo of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

2. mahendra pande - December 6, 2010

World Heritage

3. Prashant Singh - December 7, 2010

World Heritage Logo

4. Ramanand - December 16, 2010

It would be great if you could provide a link to the last few marquee questions in each page.

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