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Camaguey was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO
The decision was based on the original urban design and the city’s religious institutions, which are different from all the other urban areas in Cuba and the rest of the so-called New World.

Sources of UNESCO, based in Paris, explained that the provincial capital characterizes for its narrow streets and circuitous routes.

The addition took place during the 32nd meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which concluded on July 10th in the Canadian province of Québec.

The new cultural sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list also include, among others, the Le Morne Cultural Landscape in Mauritius; the Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran; the archaeological site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) in Saudi Arabia; Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca in Malaysia; Kuk Early Agricultural Site in Papua New Guinea; Stari Grad Plain in Croatia; Fortifications of Vauban in France and Mantua and Sabbioneta in Italy.

UNESCO’s World Heritage List now numbers a total of 878 sites, 679 cultural and 174 natural sites and 25 mixed in 145 countries.


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