The Sundarbans covers 10,000 km2 of land and water (more than half of it in India, the rest in Bangladesh) in the Ganges delta. It contains the world’s largest area of mangrove forests. A number of rare or endangered species live in the park, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ix||To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Kolkata Leisure Tour en||89.7km||site_izi|
|Kolkata Heritage Tour en||90.9km||site_izi|
|Nahoum and Sons||2019||88.3km||site_ao|
|The Black Hole of Calcutta||2019||88.9km||site_ao|
|Kolkata’s Only Portuguese Church||2019||89.9km||site_ao|
|Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth||2019||90.1km||site_ao|
|Ronald Ross Memorial||2017||87.4km||site_ao|
|Kolkata’s Japanese Buddhist Temple||2018||83.2km||site_ao|
|Mud Statues of Kumortuli||2018||91.1km||site_ao|
|Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat||1985||122.8km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.