Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site

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Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
UNESCO World Heritage site
Cirque de Soaso et massif du Mont-Perdu.jpg
Location Pyrenees in France and Spain
Criteria Cultural and Natural: (iii), (iv), (v), (vii), (viii)
Reference 773bis
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Extensions 1999
Area 30,639 ha (75,710 acres)
Coordinates 42°41′7.5″N 0°0′1.8″E / 42.685417°N 0.000500°E / 42.685417; 0.000500Coordinates: 42°41′7.5″N 0°0′1.8″E / 42.685417°N 0.000500°E / 42.685417; 0.000500
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site is located in Pyrenees
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site
Location of Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site in Pyrenees
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site is located in Europe
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site (Europe)

The Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site (also known as UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial Pirineos – Monte Perdido in Spanish[1]) is a world heritage site straddling the border between Spain and France in the Pyrenees mountain chain. The summit of Monte Perdido (French: Mont Perdu) is on the Spanish side of the border. The site was designated in 1997 and extended north in 1999 to include the Commune of Gèdre in France.

The site includes two bordering national parks: the entire Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in Spain and the eastern part of Pyrénées Occidentales National Park in France.[2] The World Heritage Site comprises a total area of 30,639 hectares.[1]

The Cirque de Gavarnie in the French section of the World Heritage Site

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial Pirineos – Monte Perdido " mcu.es, retrieved 2013-08-20 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Protected Areas and World Heritage". United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. January 2000. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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