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Iraq ratified the World Heritage Convention on 5 March, 1974. As of June 2010, it has three World Heritage Sites, all in the cultural category, of which two are also on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Iraq also has another 9 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iraq

  1. Hatra
  2. Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
  3. Samarra Archaeological City

Sites in Iraq on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Ur (2000)
  2. Nimrud (2000)
  3. The Ancient City of Nineveh (2000)
  4. The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar (2000)
  5. Wasit (2000)
  6. The Sacred Complex of Babylon (2003)
  7. The Marshlands of Mesopotamia (2003)
  8. Erbil Citadel (2010)
  9. The Site of Thilkifl (2010)



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