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World Heritage Site A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.
The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 UNESCO member states which are elected by the General Assembly.
The programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.
Under certain conditions, listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund.
The program was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.
Since then, 191 states parties have ratified the Convention, making it one of the most adhered to international instruments. Only Liechtenstein, Nauru, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Tuvalu are not Party to the Convention.
As of July 2015, 1083 sites in 163 states parties.
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List of all World Heritage Site of Africa

1 - Royal Palaces of Abomey - Cultural, BJ-Africa - 1985
2 - Tsodilo - Cultural, BW-Africa - 2001
3 - Okavango Delta - Natural, BW-Africa - 2014
4 - Ruins of Loropéni - Cultural, BF-Africa - 2009
5 - Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande - Cultural, CV-Africa - 2009
6 - Dja Faunal Reserve - Natural, CM-Africa - 1987
7 - Sangha Trinational - Natural, CM-Africa - 2012
8 - Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park - Natural, CF-Africa - 1988
9 - Sangha Trinational - Natural, CF-Africa - 2012
10 - Lakes of Ounianga - Natural, TD-Africa - 2012
11 - Sangha Trinational - Natural, CG-Africa - 2012
12 - Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve - Natural, CI-Africa - 1981
13 - Taï National Park - Natural, CI-Africa - 1982
14 - Comoé National Park - Natural, CI-Africa - 1983
15 - Historic Town of Grand-Bassam - Cultural, CI-Africa - 2012
16 - Virunga National Park - Natural, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Africa - 1979
17 - Kahuzi-Biega National Park - Natural, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Africa - 1980
18 - Garamba National Park - Natural, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Africa - 1980
19 - Salonga National Park - Natural, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Africa - 1984
20 - Okapi Wildlife Reserve - Natural, Democratic Republic of the Congo-Africa - 1996
21 - Simien National Park - Natural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1978
22 - Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1978
23 - Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1979
24 - Aksum - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1980
25 - Lower Valley of the Awash - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1980
26 - Lower Valley of the Omo - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1980
27 - Tiya - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 1980
28 - Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 2006
29 - Konso Cultural Landscape - Cultural, Ethiopia-Africa - 2011
30 - Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda - Mixed, GA-Africa - 2007
31 - Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites - Cultural, GM-Africa - 2003
32 - Stone Circles of Senegambia - Cultural, GM-Africa - 2006
33 - Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions - Cultural, GH-Africa - 1979
34 - Asante Traditional Buildings - Cultural, GH-Africa - 1980
35 - Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve - Natural, GN-Africa - 1981
36 - Lake Turkana National Parks - Natural, Kenia-Africa - 1997
37 - Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest - Natural, Kenia-Africa - 1997
38 - Lamu Old Town - Cultural, Kenia-Africa - 2001
39 - Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests - Cultural, Kenia-Africa - 2008
40 - Fort Jesus, Mombasa - Cultural, Kenia-Africa - 2011
41 - Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley - Natural, Kenia-Africa - 2011
42 - Maloti-Drakensberg Park - Mixed, LS-Africa - 2000
43 - Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve - Natural, MG-Africa - 1990
44 - Royal Hill of Ambohimanga - Cultural, MG-Africa - 2001
45 - Rainforests of the Atsinanana - Natural, MG-Africa - 2007
46 - Lake Malawi National Park - Natural, MW-Africa - 1984
47 - Chongoni Rock-Art Area - Cultural, MW-Africa - 2006
48 - Timbuktu - Cultural, ML-Africa - 1988
49 - Old Towns of Djenné - Cultural, ML-Africa - 1988
50 - Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) - Mixed, ML-Africa - 1989
51 - Tomb of Askia - Cultural, ML-Africa - 2004
52 - Aapravasi Ghat - Cultural, MU-Africa - 2006
53 - Le Morne Cultural Landscape - Cultural, MU-Africa - 2008
54 - Island of Mozambique - Cultural, MZ-Africa - 1991
55 - Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes - Cultural, NA-Africa - 2007
56 - Namib Sand Sea - Natural, NA-Africa - 2013
57 - Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves - Natural, NE-Africa - 1991
58 - W National Park of Niger - Natural, NE-Africa - 1996
59 - Historic Centre of Agadez - Cultural, NE-Africa - 2013
60 - Sukur Cultural Landscape - Cultural, NG-Africa - 1999
61 - Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove - Cultural, NG-Africa - 2005
62 - Island of Gorée - Cultural, Senegal-Africa - 1978
63 - Niokolo-Koba National Park - Natural, Senegal-Africa - 1981
64 - Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary - Natural, Senegal-Africa - 1981
65 - Island of Saint-Louis - Cultural, Senegal-Africa - 2000
66 - Stone Circles of Senegambia - Cultural, Senegal-Africa - 2006
67 - Saloum Delta - Cultural, Senegal-Africa - 2011
68 - Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes - Cultural, Senegal-Africa - 2012
69 - Aldabra Atoll - Natural, SC-Africa - 1982
70 - Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve - Natural, SC-Africa - 1983
71 - Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa - Cultural, South Africa-Africa - 1999
72 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park - Natural, South Africa-Africa - 1999
73 - Robben Island - Cultural, South Africa-Africa - 1999
74 - Maloti-Drakensberg Park - Mixed, South Africa-Africa - 2000
75 - Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape - Cultural, South Africa-Africa - 2003
76 - Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - Natural, South Africa-Africa - 2004
77 - Vredefort Dome - Natural, South Africa-Africa - 2005
78 - Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape - Cultural, South Africa-Africa - 2007
79 - Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba - Cultural, TG-Africa - 2004
80 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Natural, UG-Africa - 1994
81 - Rwenzori Mountains National Park - Natural, UG-Africa - 1994
82 - Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi - Cultural, UG-Africa - 2001
83 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area 32 - Mixed, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 1979
84 - Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara - Cultural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 1981
85 - Serengeti National Park - Natural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 1981
86 - Selous Game Reserve - Natural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 1982
87 - Kilimanjaro National Park - Natural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 1987
88 - Stone Town of Zanzibar - Cultural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 2000
89 - Kondoa Rock-Art Sites - Cultural, United Republic of Tanzania-Africa - 2006
90 - Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls - Natural, ZM-Africa - 1989
91 - Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas - Natural, Zimbabwe-Africa - 1984
92 - Great Zimbabwe National Monument - Cultural, Zimbabwe-Africa - 1986
93 - Khami Ruins National Monument - Cultural, Zimbabwe-Africa - 1986
94 - Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls - Natural, Zimbabwe-Africa - 1989
95 - Matobo Hills - Cultural, Zimbabwe-Africa - 2003

Total sites found: 95

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