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Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine are a group of wooden Orthodox (and some Eastern Catholic) churches located in Poland and Ukraine which were inscribed in 2013 on the UNESCO World Heritage List which explains:

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kwiaton 2.jpg
Kwiatoń, Lemko Greek Catholic church
LocationCarpathian region in Poland and Ukraine
Includes16 wooden churches, eight in each country
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference1424
Inscription2013 (37th Session)
Area7.03 ha (17.4 acres)
Buffer zone92.73 ha (229.1 acres)
Coordinates49°32′2″N 21°1′56″E / 49.53389°N 21.03222°E / 49.53389; 21.03222Coordinates: 49°32′2″N 21°1′56″E / 49.53389°N 21.03222°E / 49.53389; 21.03222
Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine is located in Europe
Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine
Location of Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine in Europe

built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. The tserkvas bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony. — World Heritage Centre [1]

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  1. ^ Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Centre 1992-2014. United Nations.