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Uganda, Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 28, 2012 at 04:36:58

Location Kampala District, Uganda
Coordinates N0 20 55 E32 33 5
Property 27 ha
Date of Inscription 2001

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1022 )

The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site's main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.

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Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, Kasubi Tombs

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Uganda, Rwenzori Mountains National Park

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 28, 2012 at 04:31:02

Location District of Kabarole, Kasese and Bundibugyo, Uganda
Coordinates N0 13 25 E29 55 27
Property 99,600 ha
Date of Inscription 1994

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/684 )

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.

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Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 28, 2012 at 04:23:24

Location Districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri, Uganda
Coordinates S1 4 50 E29 39 41
Property 32,092 ha
Date of Inscription 1994

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/682 )

Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

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