Concluding their final session on July 17, the World Heritage Committee agreed to add 12 new sites on the World Heritage List.
While addressing the its 40th session in Istanbul, the committee in total agreed to 21 out of 27 names (9 being approved on July 15) that was suggested in this year’s nomination list.
Out of the 21 newly added sites- 12 are cultural sites, 6 are natural sites and 3 are mixed sites.
With these 21 names, the heritage list has now has a total of 1,052 sites in 165 countries.
Out of these new 12 names, 2 names were that of Indian sites – Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex and Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park.