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Brazil ratified the World Heritage Convention on 1 September, 1977. As of March 2010, it has 10 Cultural World Heritage Sites and 7 Natural World Heritage Sites. Brazil has also submitted another 17 sites for consideration, presently on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brazil

    Cultural
  1. Historic Town of Ouro Preto (1980)
  2. Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (1982)
  3. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María La Mayor, all in Argentina, and São Miguel das Missões in Brazil (1983)
  4. Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (1985)
  5. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas (1985)
  6. Brasilia (1987)
  7. Serra da Capivara National Park (1991)
  8. Historic Centre of São Luís (1997)
  9. Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina (1999)
  10. Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás (2001)

    Natural
  11. Iguaçu National Park (1986)
  12. Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves (1999)
  13. Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves (1999)
  14. Central Amazon Conservation Complex (2000)
  15. Pantanal Conservation Area (2000)
  16. Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves (2001)
  17. Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks (2001)
Sites in Brazil presently on the World Heritage Tentative List:
  1. Les Couvents Franciscains du Nord-Est Brésilien (1996)
  2. Ensemble architectonique de tourisme et loisir au bord du lac de Pampulha (1996)
  3. Eglise et Monast`re de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (1996)
  4. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministère de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (1996)
  5. Parc national du Pico da Neblina (Amazonas) (1996)
  6. Parc national de la Serra da Bocaina (São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro) (1996)
  7. Réserve biologique d'Atol das Rocas (Rio Grande do Norte) (1996)
  8. Station écologique de Taim (Rio Grande do Sul) (1996)
  9. Station écologique du Raso da Catarina (Bahia) (1996)
  10. Canyon du Rio Peruaçu, Minas Gerais (1998)
  11. Anavilhanas Ecological Station (1998)
  12. Serra do Divisor National Park (1998)
  13. Serra da Canastra National Park (1998)
  14. Cavernas do Peruaçu Federal Environmental Protection Area (APA) / Veredas Do Peruaçu State Park (1998)
  15. Serra da Capivara National Park and Permanent Preservation Areas (1998)
  16. Rio de Janeiro Cultural Landscape (2001)
  17. Gold Route in Parati and its landscape (2004)

Scenic Landscapes in Brazil

  1. Chapada Diamantina National Park



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