The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (i)(iii)(v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Uramanat Village- Kurdistan Province
Ref.: 5212
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Uramanat Village owns a unique rural texture, architecture, lifestyle and agriculture. And as a prominent example of integration of man into the nature, the inhabitants integrated themselves into the nature through utilization of sharp slopes in agriculture.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

Its authenticity and integrity can be seen in three contexts: language and dialect, lifestyle and its social administration that has a historical start point (a bas-relief) that cannot be found anywhere else.

Comparison with other similar properties

Utilization of very sharp slopes for agriculture has been seen in Japan and China. There exists a lot of soil over there but scarcely in Uramanat.