Every individual on earth comes from a distinct cultural background, whether it’s the Zulu in South Africa, the Yamato in Japan, or the Punjabis in India.
Each of these cultural roots carries a heritage, a legacy from the past that people cherish today and pass on to future generations. The cultural and natural heritages are often invaluable sources of life and inspiration.
It is with this understanding that UNESCO World Heritage Sites were created to engage the global community in recognizing cultural and natural properties of “outstanding universal value.”
These sites are like hidden treasures, narrating the remarkable tale of our world’s history, both in terms of culture and nature.
Africa, with its diverse cultures and landscapes, boasts a treasure trove of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From ancient rock art sites in the Sahara to historic trading towns along the Swahili Coast, these sites are windows into Africa’s rich heritage.
Being listed as a World Heritage Site can positively affect the site, its environment, and interactions between them.
Here are African countries with the most UNESCO gems.
|Number of heritage site
Source: Business Insider Africa
By: ADEKUNLE AGBETILOYE