Trivia Challenge

Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:01 PM
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Trivia Challenge

I go away for a while and what do I found upon return?.... a guy named Topper causing debacle, one person who doesn't know where to put her passport, another wants to do 4 countries in 3 days, ....people, people, what's going on?!

I know is summertime, but I see the need for some mental stimulation on this forum and therefore, I challenged you all to answer the following question:

The world organization UNESCO recognizes a number of places of worldwide value (World Heritage List) with the designation Patrimony of Humanity. What country has the most sites in that list?

(Bonus Points if you can say how many.)

Come on Topper, make my day....
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:20 PM
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Maira-
Do you mean which country has the most sites on the World Heritage List? Or is there a special designation subcategory called Patrimony of Humanity on that list?
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:46 PM
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Name which country has the most sites on the World Heritage List. Thanks for the note.
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:49 PM
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France. 34
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:53 PM
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Ooh, she's fast. And just yesterday she would have us all believe that she was suffering TV-induced brain damage. So, Maira, do we have a winner?
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 03:56 PM
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Sorry Sheila, only one part of your your answer is correct (and then again, even that part is incomplete)...
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 04:51 PM
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1001. The Grotto at Hugh Hefner's place.

 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 07:42 PM
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I'll guess Turkey, not because I have a clue, but because I was there last summer and really enjoyed it (And there are more than a couple significant sites in Turkey, after all)
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 07:49 PM
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Italy has 29 plus one that it shares with the Vatican. So whats the trick to the question that makes this the wrong answer?
 
Old Jul 9th, 1999, 08:00 PM
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How about: Italy and Spain tied with 29 each tho Italy can break the tie with the additional one it shares with the Vatican??
 
Old Jul 10th, 1999, 04:27 AM
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The answer: France and Spain with 29. They both shared two addittional ones: The Pyrenees and the Camino to Santiago.
 
Old Jul 10th, 1999, 07:46 PM
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Maira, have you informed UNESCO that their web site is wrong?
http://www.unesco.org/whc/heritage.htm
They seem to think that France only has 25 sites.
 
Old Jul 11th, 1999, 09:23 AM
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France- World Heritage List (in no particular order):

1. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
2. Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
3. Palace and Park of Versailles
4. Chateau and Estate of Chambord
5. Palace of Tau, Reims
6. Chartres Cathedral
7. Cathedral of Notre Dame
8. Vézelay, Church and Hill
9. Amiens Cathedral
10. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
11. Former Abbey of Saint-Remi
12. Cape Girolata in Corsica
13. Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
14. Roman Theatre and its Surroundings with the "Triumphal Arch" in Orange
15. Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley
16. Roman and Romanesque Monuments in Arles
17. Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans
18. Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
19. Scandola Natural Reserve with Piana Calanches in Corsica
20. Strasbourg-Grande îsle
21. Paris, Banks of the Seine
22. Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
23. Bourges Cathedral
24. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
25. Fortified City of Carcassonne
26. Canal du Midi
27. Historic Centre of Avignon
28. Historic Site of Lyons
29. Cape Porto in Corsica

FRANCE / SPAIN:
- Mount Perdu in the Pyrénées
- Entire Pilgrimage Route to Santiago de Compostela (Spain was the first country to propose, not a singular site, but an entire route as of historical significance; proposal accepted in 1993).

Ron, you may want to notify the Spain Gourmet Magazine your concerns about their count (although, prior to posting I did checked the UNESCO site and all sites checked (?)...).

Their publisher website is http://www.icex.es
 

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