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Decision 36 COM 8D
Clarifications of property boundaries and areas by States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/8D,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 8D adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;

4.   Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

5.   Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-12/36.COM/8D:

    • Algeria: M’Zab Valley;
    • Argentina: Los Glaciares National Park;
    • Australia: Lord Howe Island Group; Wet Tropics of Queensland; Shark Bay, Western Australia; Heard and McDonald Islands;
    • Cambodia: Angkor;
    • China: The Great Wall; Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian; Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area; Ancient City of Ping Yao; Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing; Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing;
    • Colombia: Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox;
    • Croatia: Plitvice Lakes National Park;
    • Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Prague;
    • Finland: Fortress of Suomenlinna;
    • Georgia: Historic Monuments of Mtskheta;
    • Germany: Aachen Cathedral; Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg;
    • Germany and the United Kingdom: Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian’s Wall;
    • Honduras: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve;
    • India: Ajanta Caves; Kaziranga National Park;
    • Indonesia: Borobudur Temple Compounds;
    • Japan: Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area; Himeji-jo; Yakushima; Shirakami-Sanchi; Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama; Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome); Itsukushima Shinto Shrine; Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara;
    • Nepal: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha;
    • Sri Lanka: Sinharaja Forest Reserve;
    • Seychelles: Aldabra Atoll;
    • Spain: Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid; Works of Antoni Gaudí; Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct; Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias; Santiago de Compostela (Old Town); Old Town of Cáceres; Old City of Salamanca; Poblet Monastery; Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida; Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe;
    • Syrian Arab Republic: Ancient City of Aleppo;
    • Thailand: Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns; Historic City of Ayutthaya; Ban Chiang Archaeological Site;
    • Tunisia: Archaeological Site of Carthage;
    • Turkey: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia;
    • Uzbekistan: Itchan Kala; Historic Centre of Bukhara; Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures;

6.   Requests the States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2012 at the latest.

Decision Code
36 COM 8D
Themes
Credibility of the World Heritage List, Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Properties 55
Aachen Cathedral Ajanta Caves Aldabra Atoll Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Ping Yao Angkor Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida Archaeological Site of Carthage Ban Chiang Archaeological Site Borobudur Temple Compounds Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg Fortress of Suomenlinna Frontiers of the Roman Empire Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Heard and McDonald Islands Himeji-jo Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) Historic Centre of Bukhara Historic Centre of Prague Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox Historic City of Ayutthaya Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Itchan Kala Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area Kaziranga National Park Lord Howe Island Group Los Glaciares National Park Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha M'Zab Valley Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias Old City of Salamanca Old Town of Cáceres Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Plitvice Lakes National Park Poblet Monastery Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) Shark Bay, Western Australia Shirakami-Sanchi Sinharaja Forest Reserve Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing The Great Wall Wet Tropics of Queensland Works of Antoni Gaudí Yakushima
Year
2012
Keywords
Clarification
Documents
WHC-12/36.COM/19
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012)
Context of Decision
WHC-12/36.COM/8D
Other Documents (113)
Los Glaciares National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Aldabra Atoll - Map of the inscribed property
Plitvice Lakes National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Fortress of Suomenlinna - Map of the inscribed property
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta - Map of Svetitskhoveli Church
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta - Map of Samtavro Church and Monastery
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta - Map of Mtskhetis Jvari
Aachen Cathedral - Map of the inscribed property
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg - Map of the inscribed property
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 1: Skinburness (north) to Maryport (south)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 2: Cardurnock (west) to Willowholme, Carlisle (east)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 3: Carlisle (west) to Gilsland (east)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 4: Greenhead (west) to Newbrough (east)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 5: Walwick (west) to Heddon-on-the-Wall (east)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall. Map 6: Heddon-on-the-Wall (west) to South Shields (east)
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing Goreme National Park
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing Karain site
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing Karlik site
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing Yesiloz site
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing Soganli site
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing the subterranean city of Kaymakli
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Map showing the subterranean city of Derinkuyu
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid - Map showing the inscribed property
Archaeological Site of Carthage - Map of the inscribed property
Old Town of Caceres - Map showing the inscribed property
Monastery of Poblet. Map of the inscribed property.
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) - Map of the inscribed property
Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe - Map of the inscribed property
Old City of Salamanca. Map showing the inscribed property.
Works of Antoni Gaudí. Map showing the Gaudí's work on the Sagrada Familia
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias. Map showing Santa Maria del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias. Map showing Santa Cristina de Lena
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias. Map showing the Cámara Santa de Oviedo
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias. Map showing the Basilica of San Julián de los Prados
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias. Map showing La Foncalada
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Situation map
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Map "Detail 1"
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Map "Detail 2"
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Map "Detail 3"
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Map "Detail 4"
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct. Map "Detail 5"
Ancient City of Aleppo - Map of the inscribed property.
Map A. Map of the remain’s location in Spain and the Extremadura Autonomous Community
Map B. Boundaries of the World Heritage Site of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Map C. Boundaries of the World Heritage Site of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, without the element 664-022 (Roman Thermal Baths at Alange)
Map D. Boundaries of the World Heritage Site of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, showing only the elements included inside the urban area
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-001
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-002
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-003
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-004
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-005
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-006
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-007
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-008
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-009
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-010
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-011
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-012
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-013
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-014
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-015
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-016
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-017
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-018
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-019
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-020
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-021
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida. Map showing component 664-022
Historic Centre of Prague - Map of the World Heritage property
Angkor - Map of the World Heritage property
Kaziranga National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Ajanta Caves - Map of the inscribed property
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha - Map of the inscribed property
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha - Ortophotomap of the inscribed property
Historic City of Ayutthaya - Map of the inscribed property
Ban Chiang Archaeological Site - Map of the inscribed property
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns - Map showing Sukhothai Historical Park
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns - Map showing Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns - Map showing Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Historic Centre of Bukhara - Map of the inscribed property
Itchan Kala - Map of the inscribed property
Samarkand - Crossroad of Cultures - Map of the inscribed property
Borobudur Temple Compounds - Situation Map
Borobudur Temple Compounds - Map showing Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple Compounds - Map showing Mendut Temple
Borobudur Temple Compounds - Map showing Pawon Temple
Lord Howe Island Group - Map of the inscribed property
Wet Tropics of Queensland - Map of the inscribed property
Heard and McDonald Islands
Shark Bay, Western Australia - Map of the inscribed property
The Great Wall - Map showing the Badaling Section
The Great Wall - Map showing the Shanhaiguan section
The Great Wall - Map showing the Jiayuguan section
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian - Map of the inscribed property
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing - Map of the inscribed property
Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Ancient City of Ping Yao - Location map
Ancient City of Ping Yao - Map of the Ancient City of Ping Yao
Ancient City of Ping Yao - Map showing Zhen Guo Temple
Ancient City of Ping Yao - Map of Shuang Lin Temple
M'Zab Valley - Maps of the inscribed property
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area - Map of the inscribed property
Himeji-jo - Map of the inscribed property
Yakushima - Map of the inscribed property
Shirakami-Sanchi - Map of the inscribed property
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama - Maps showing the inscribed component parts of the property
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) - Maps of the inscribed property
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - Maps of the inscribed property
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara - Map of the inscribed property
Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Map of the inscribed property
Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox - Map of inscirbed property
Rio Platano - map of inscribed property
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