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UNESCO awards Lake District World Heritage site status
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9 July 2017
On 9 July 2017 BBC News reported:
The Lake District in England has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu by being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) committee praised the area's beauty, farming, and the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers. About 18 million people visit the Lake District each year . . . It is home to England's largest natural lake -- Windermere -- and highest mountain -- Scafell Pike.
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UNESCO ONLINE: http://whc.unesco.org/
The UNESCO website says: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
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