Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin is an area of great architectural and landscape diversity.
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)|
|Inscription||2012 (36th Session)|
|Area||3,943 ha (9,740 acres)|
|Buffer zone||18,804 ha (46,470 acres)|
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Mining Basin is an area of France that has been added to the 2012 UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. This area has been shaped after three centuries of coal extraction from 18th century to 20th century and illustrates a significant period in the history of industrialisation in Europe.
The 108 components of the World Heritage area include mining pits, lift infrastructure (headgears...), slag heaps, coal transport infrastructure, railway stations, workers’ estates and mining villages including social habitat, schools, religious buildings, health and community facilities, company premises, owners and managers’ houses, town halls.
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