Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site

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.

Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationPyrenees in France and Spain
CriteriaCultural and Natural: (iii), (iv), (v), (vii), (viii)
Reference773bis
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Extensions1999
Area30,639 ha (75,710 acres)
Coordinates42°41′7.5″N 0°0′1.8″E
Location of Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site in Pyrenees
Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site (Europe)

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]

References

  1. "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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