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UNESCO's Yazd Registration Likely

UNESCO's Yazd Registration LikelyUNESCO's Yazd Registration Likely

Reputable travel magazine Travel+Leisure has named Yazd in central Iran as a likely candidate to receive world heritage status in the upcoming UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting.

In an article published online on June 15, the author points to Yazd's "diverse collection of architecture, all dating from different time periods".

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will vote on whether to register the ancient city on its coveted World Heritage List when it holds its 41st session on July 2-12 in Krakow, Poland.

Iran currently has 21 world heritage sites, more than any other country in the Middle East.

The country's UNESCO-listed cities, such as Shahr-e-Soukhteh, are all uninhabited, which would make Yazd the first Iranian city on the list inhabited by a large population.

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