List of World Heritage Sites in Sweden

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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]

There are two transnational sites. The High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago is shared with Finland and the Struve Geodetic Arc is shared with nine other countries.[2]

World Heritage Sites[edit]

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 Olandeketorp.jpg Kalmar 2000 968; iv, v (cultural) [3]
Birka and Hovgården Birka Svarta jorden 1991.jpg Stockholm 1993 555; iii, iv (cultural) [4]
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Gammelstad-town-12.JPG Norrbotten 1996 762; ii, iv, v (cultural) [5]
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Gästgivars.jpg Gävleborg 2012 1282; v (cultural) [6]
Engelsberg Ironworks Engelsberg-Huettenwerk-01.jpg Västmanland 1993 556; iv (cultural) [7]
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Grimeton VLF transmitter 2004.jpg Halland 2004 1134; ii, iv (cultural) [8]
Hanseatic Town of Visby Visby 4-.JPG Gotland 1995 731; iv, v (cultural) [9]
High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago* Höga Kusten, Gulf Rödviken near Ullånger, Sweden.jpg Västernorrland 2000
(extended 2006)
898; viii (natural) Shared with Finland, see High Coast and Kvarken

[10]

Laponian Area Sarek Skierffe Rapadelta.jpg Norrbotten 1996 774; iii, v, vii, viii, ix (mixed) [11]
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Falu koppargruva.jpg Dalarna 2001 1027; ii, iii, v (cultural) [12]
Naval Port of Karlskrona Fredrikskyrkan Karlskrona.jpg Blekinge 1998 871; ii, iv (cultural) [13]
Rock Carvings in Tanum Tanumshede 2005 rock carvings 5.jpg Västra Götaland 1994 557; i, iii, iv (cultural) [14]
Royal Domain of Drottningholm Drottningholmpalace.jpg Stockholm 1991 559; iv (cultural) [15]
Skogskyrkogården Skogskyrk Grav 2006.jpg Stockholm 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

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Tentative sites[edit]

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 LA2-Rashult.jpg 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Heritage Convention". UNESCO. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b "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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