Property: The Island of Saint-Louis
Id. N°: 956
State Party: Senegal
Criteria: C (ii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List in the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): The historic town of Saint-Louis exhibits an important exchange of values and influences on the development of education and culture, architecture, craftsmanship, and services in a large part of West Africa.
Criterion (iv): The Island of Saint-Louis, a former capital of West Africa, is an outstanding example of a colonial city, characterized by its particular natural setting, and it illustrates the development of colonial government in this region.
ICOMOS informed the Committee that it had received a map of the property responding to the request by the Bureau to expand the boundaries of the property to include the entire island.