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List of World Heritage Sites in Sweden

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.[1] The Kingdom of Sweden accepted the convention on 22 January 1985, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list. As of 2016, there are fifteen World Heritage Sites in Sweden, including thirteen cultural sites, one natural site and one mixed site.[2]

World Heritage SitesEdit

In the following table, the UNESCO data includes the site's reference number and the criteria it was listed under: criteria i through vi are cultural, whereas vii through x are natural.

  * Transnational site
Site Image Location Year listed UNESCO data Description
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland   Kalmar
56°19′30″N 16°29′00″E / 56.32500°N 16.48333°E / 56.32500; 16.48333
2000 968; iv, v (cultural) [3]
Birka and Hovgården   Stockholm
59°20′07″N 17°32′34″E / 59.33528°N 17.54278°E / 59.33528; 17.54278
1993 555; iii, iv (cultural) [4]
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå   Norrbotten
65°38′46″N 22°01′43″E / 65.64611°N 22.02861°E / 65.64611; 22.02861
1996 762; ii, iv, v (cultural) [5]
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland   Gävleborg
61°42′26″N 16°11′45″E / 61.70722°N 16.19583°E / 61.70722; 16.19583
2012 1282; v (cultural) [6]
Engelsberg Ironworks   Västmanland
59°58′00″N 16°00′30″E / 59.96667°N 16.00833°E / 59.96667; 16.00833
1993 556; iv (cultural) [7]
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg   Halland
57°06′00″N 12°23′00″E / 57.10000°N 12.38333°E / 57.10000; 12.38333
2004 1134; ii, iv (cultural) [8]
Hanseatic Town of Visby   Gotland
57°38′30″N 18°17′45″E / 57.64167°N 18.29583°E / 57.64167; 18.29583
1995 731; iv, v (cultural) [9]
High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago*   Västernorrland
63°18′00″N 21°18′00″E / 63.30000°N 21.30000°E / 63.30000; 21.30000
2000
(extended 2006)
898; viii (natural) Shared with Finland, see High Coast and Kvarken

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Laponian Area   Norrbotten
67°20′00″N 17°35′00″E / 67.33333°N 17.58333°E / 67.33333; 17.58333
1996 774; iii, v, vii, viii, ix (mixed) [11]
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun   Dalarna
60°36′17″N 15°37′51″E / 60.60472°N 15.63083°E / 60.60472; 15.63083
2001 1027; ii, iii, v (cultural) [12]
Naval Port of Karlskrona   Blekinge
56°10′00″N 15°35′00″E / 56.16667°N 15.58333°E / 56.16667; 15.58333
1998 871; ii, iv (cultural) [13]
Rock Carvings in Tanum   Västra Götaland
58°42′04″N 11°20′28″E / 58.70111°N 11.34111°E / 58.70111; 11.34111
1994 557; i, iii, iv (cultural) [14]
Royal Domain of Drottningholm   Stockholm
59°19′23″N 17°53′00″E / 59.32306°N 17.88333°E / 59.32306; 17.88333
1991 559; iv (cultural) [15]
Skogskyrkogården   Stockholm
59°16′32″N 18°05′58″E / 59.27556°N 18.09944°E / 59.27556; 18.09944
1994 558; ii, iv (cultural) [16]
Struve Geodetic Arc*   Norrbotten 2005 1187; ii, iii, vi (cultural) Shared with Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Russia, and Ukraine

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Tentative sitesEdit

In addition to sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage List are only accepted if the site was previously listed on the tentative list. As of 2016, Sweden recorded one site on its tentative list.[18]

Name Image County Year UNESCO
ref
UNESCO
criteria
Description Ref
The Rise of Systematic Biology   Kronoberg and Uppsala 2009 5491 vi Swedish components associated with Carl Linnaeus include Råshult, Linnaean Garden, Linnaean Museum, Herbationes Upsalienses, Hågadalen-Nåsten Nature Reserve, Fäbodmossen Nature Reserve, Årike Fyris and Linnaeus' Hammarby. [19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The World Heritage Convention". UNESCO. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Sweden". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Birka and Hovgården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Engelsberg Ironworks". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Varberg Radio Station". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Hanseatic Town of Visby". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  10. ^ "High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Laponian Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Naval Port of Karlskrona". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  14. ^ "Rock Carvings in Tanum". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  15. ^ "Royal Domain of Drottningholm". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Skogskyrkogården". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Struve Geodetic Arc". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  19. ^ "The Rise of Systematic Biology". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 May 2011.

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