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 Sites

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
2000 968; iv, v (cultural) [3]
Birka and Hovgården Stockholm
59°20′07″N 17°32′34″E
1993 555; iii, iv (cultural) [4]
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Norrbotten
65°38′46″N 22°01′43″E
1996 762; ii, iv, v (cultural) [5]
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Gävleborg
61°42′26″N 16°11′45″E
2012 1282; v (cultural) [6]
Engelsberg Ironworks Västmanland
59°58′00″N 16°00′30″E
1993 556; iv (cultural) [7]
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Halland
57°06′00″N 12°23′00″E
2004 1134; ii, iv (cultural) [8]
Hanseatic Town of Visby Gotland
57°38′30″N 18°17′45″E
1995 731; iv, v (cultural) [9]
High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago* Västernorrland
63°18′00″N 21°18′00″E
2000
(extended 2006)
898; viii (natural) Shared with Finland, see High Coast and Kvarken

[10]

Laponian Area Norrbotten
67°20′00″N 17°35′00″E
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
2001 1027; ii, iii, v (cultural) [12]
Naval Port of Karlskrona Blekinge
56°10′00″N 15°35′00″E
1998 871; ii, iv (cultural) [13]
Rock Carvings in Tanum Västra Götaland
58°42′04″N 11°20′28″E
1994 557; i, iii, iv (cultural) [14]
Royal Domain of Drottningholm Stockholm
59°19′23″N 17°53′00″E
1991 559; iv (cultural) [15]
Skogskyrkogården Stockholm
59°16′32″N 18°05′58″E
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

[17]

Tentative sites

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]

Site Image Location Year listed UNESCO criteria Description
The Rise of Systematic Biology Kronoberg and Uppsala 2009 vi (cultural) 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 also

References

  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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