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Turks & Caicos Nominated for World Heritage Status
2011-03-29 12:06:10 by
As reported by the LinlithgowGazette.com, 11 UK sites are potential candidates for world heritage status, which includes Turks & Caicos in the West Indies. Other sites are the Lake District, the Forth rail bridge, Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire, and St Helena in the South Atlantic.

Announcing the list, Tourism and Heritage Minister John Penrose said: "Few places in the world can match the wealth of wonderful heritage we have available in the UK. The 11 places that make up the new UK tentative list are fantastic examples of both our cultural and natural heritage and I believe they have every chance of joining famous names like the Sydney Opera House and the Canadian Rockies to become world heritage sites."

The 11 sites have been whittled down from 38. Nominations from the list will be submitted from 2012 based on the strength of their case and the likelihood they will be given world heritage status.

(resource: LinlithgowGazette.com)