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  Published Date:  Monday, April 22, 2013

World Heritage sites participate in Earth Hour 2013

Number of World Heritage are participating in Earth Hour 2013

(Iran's Environment News Agency) Once again UNESCO will partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Earth Hour, one of the world's largest and most well-known environmental campaigns in the world. UNESCO has invited World Heritage sites to participate in this initiative by switching off the lights on the night of Earth Hour: Saturday, 23 March 2013, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time.
The Earth Hour campaign began in 2007, and has grown each year. In 2011, 1.8 billion people participated in 5251 cities in 135 countries. For more information, consult the website (
Below are World Heritage that are participating in Earth Hour 2013.
World Heritage Properties
Aachen Cathedral
Acropolis, Athens
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Borobudur Temple Compounds
Burgos Cathedral
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
Cologne Cathedral
Fagus Factory in Alfeld
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Ilulissat Icefjord
Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Medieval City of Rhodes
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
Old Town of Corfu
Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
Royal Domain of Drottningholm
Sydney Opera House
Teide National Park
Tower of Hercules
Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
Town of Bamberg
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Wartburg Castle
Works of Antoni Gaudí
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