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List of World Heritage Sites in Ukraine

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The List of World Heritage Sites in Ukraine is a group of places chosen by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries.[1]

Ukraine agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention in 1988.[2]


The World Heritage Site (WHS)[3] list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.

There are five WHS places in Ukraine.[4]


No. Image Name Location Time of creation Time listed Ranking UNESCO Categories
Chrám svaté Sofie (Kyjev).jpg
Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings Kiev 11th century 1990 527 i, ii, iii, iv
Kiev Pechersk Lavra Kiev 1051 1990 527 i, ii, iii, iv
Overlooking Latin Cathedral in Lviv.jpg
Lviv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre Lviv 1256 1998 865 ii, v
University of Chernivtsi.jpg
Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans Chernivtsi 1864—1882 2011 1330 ii, iii, iv
Commemorative plaque Struve Geodetic Arc Baranivka.jpg
Struve Geodetic Arc Khmelnytsky and Odessa Oblasts 1816—1855 2005 1187 ii, iii, vi


No. Image Name Location Time of creation Time listed Ranking UNESCO Categories
Beskidy Bieszczady SE.jpg
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
(Carpathian Biosphere Sanctuary, Uzhok National Nature Park)
Zakarpattia Region  — 2007 1133 ix

This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes two biosphere reserves: Carpathian Biosphere Sanctuary and the southern half of East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve (Poloniny National Park and Uzhok National Park) as well some protected Presov areas in the eastern Slovakia.

Tentative list

The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.

Related pages


  1. UNESCO, "Constitution"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  2. UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  3. WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 UNESCO, "Ukraine"; retrieved 2012-7-18.

Other websites

Media related to World Heritage Sites in Ukraine at Wikimedia Commons

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