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List of heritage registers

This list is of heritage registers, inventories of cultural properties, natural and man-made, tangible and intangible, movable and immovable, that are deemed to be of sufficient heritage value to be separately identified and recorded. In many instances the pages linked below have as their primary focus the registered assets rather than the registers themselves. Where a particular article or set of articles on a foreign-language WorldHeritage provides fuller coverage, a link is provided.


  • Global 1
  • Albania 2
  • Andorra 3
  • Argentina 4
  • Australia 5
  • Austria 6
  • Belarus 7
  • Belgium 8
  • Brazil 9
  • Burma 10
  • Canada 11
    • Federal 11.1
    • Provincial 11.2
    • Local 11.3
  • Chile 12
  • China 13
    • Hangzhou 13.1
    • Harbin 13.2
    • Hong Kong 13.3
  • Colombia 14
  • Croatia 15
  • Cuba 16
  • Czech Republic 17
  • Denmark 18
  • Estonia 19
  • France 20
  • Germany 21
  • Indonesia 22
  • Ireland 23
  • Italy 24
  • Jamaica 25
  • Japan 26
  • Korea (North) 27
  • Korea (South) 28
  • Latvia 29
  • Luxembourg 30
  • Macedonia (Republic of) 31
  • Malta 32
  • Mexico 33
  • Morocco 34
  • Mozambique 35
  • Namibia 36
  • Netherlands 37
  • New Zealand 38
  • Pakistan 39
  • Paraguay 40
  • Poland 41
  • Portugal 42
  • Romania 43
  • Russia 44
  • Senegal 45
  • Serbia 46
  • Sierra Leone 47
  • Singapore 48
  • Slovakia 49
  • South Africa 50
  • Spain 51
  • Swaziland 52
  • Sweden 53
  • Switzerland 54
  • Ukraine 55
  • United Kingdom 56
  • United States 57
    • National 57.1
    • State-level and local-level 57.2
  • Venezuela 58
  • Zambia 59
  • Zimbabwe 60
  • References 61
  • External links 62



 Albania: List of Religious Cultural Monuments of Albania


 Andorra: Bé d'interès cultural, as maintained by Patrimoni Cultural = Cultural Heritage of Andorra; (Catalan) Llista de monuments d'Andorra


 Argentina: National Historic Monuments of Argentina; (French) Monument historique national (Argentine)


 Australia: Australian National Heritage List, Commonwealth National Heritage List, Register of the National Estate, Heritage registers in Australia


 Austria: Denkmalgeschütztes Objekt, as maintained by the Bundesdenkmalamt


 Belarus: Cultural Properties of Belarus


 Belgium: National Heritage Site (Belgium); (Dutch) Lijsten van cultureel erfgoed


 Brazil: List of National Historic Heritage of Brazil, as maintained by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage;[1] (Portuguese) Listas de patrimônio do Brasil


 Burma: Yangon City Heritage List[2]




  •  Alberta
    • Sites owned and run by the provincial government as a functioning historic site or museum are known as Provincial Historic Sites and Provincial Historic Areas. Buildings and sites owned by private citizens and companies or other levels or branches of government may gain one of two levels of historic designation, "Registered Historic Resource" or "Provincial Historic Resource".[4] Historic designation in Alberta is governed by the Historic Resources Act.[5] The province also lists buildings deemed historically significant by municipal governments on the Alberta Register of Historic Places, which is also part of the larger Canadian Register of Historic Places although this does not imply provincial or federal government status or protection.[6] The Alberta Main Street Program helps to preserve historic buildings in the downtowns of smaller communities.[7] The Heritage Survey Program is a survey of 80,000 historic buildings in Alberta, with no protective status.[8]



 Chile: National Monuments of Chile, as maintained by the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales[12]


 China: Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level (全国重点文物保护单位), designated by State Administration of Cultural Heritage


Sites Protected at the City Level of Hangzhou are districts, artifacts or buildings legally declared to be "protected". According to the "Regularations of historic districts and historic buildings in Hangzhou" effectivated from 1 January 2005, historic buildings are those artifacts or districts that have lasted more than 50 years, and of significant values for history, science, and art study. In Hangzhou, declaring a historic house requires consulting the urban planning administration bureau, and the real estate administration bureau.

As of 31 June 2011, there are 287 declared historic houses in Hangzhou, proclaimed as 5 batches.[13] In the near future, it is going to issue the sixth batch which includes 51 historic houses.


  • Harbin Urban and Rural Planning Bureau
    • Preserved Buildings

Hong Kong


 Colombia: National Monuments of Colombia; (Spanish) Monumentos Nacionales de Colombia



Czech Republic

  •  Czech: (Czech) Seznam národních kulturních památek České republiky, (German) Liste der Nationalen Kulturdenkmale Tschechiens, as featuring on MonumNet[15]



It has been described as one of the most successful and more complete heritage registers.[18]




 Indonesia: Cultural Properties of Indonesia


 Ireland: In the Republic of Ireland, some registers are maintained by sections of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (The National Monuments Service and National Inventory of Architectural Heritage). Others are maintained by the "planning authority": the local council for the county, city, borough, or town where the monument or building is sited.

Name Type Maintenance
National Monument "a monument or the remains of a monument the preservation of which is a matter of national importance by reason of the historical, architectural, traditional, artistic, or archaeological interest attaching thereto"[22] Owned or managed by the National Monuments Service. The Service's own list of monuments is not definitive.[23]
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage "all—
(a) structures and buildings together with their settings and attendant grounds, fixtures and fittings,
(b) groups of such structures and buildings, and
(c) sites,
which are of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest"[24]
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. The NIAH's survey is not yet complete.[25]
protected structure "structures, or parts of structures, which form part of the architectural heritage and which are of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest"[26] Relevant planning authority maintains a list as part of its development plan.[27]
architectural conservation area "a place, area, group of structures or townscape, taking account of building lines and heights, that—
(a) is of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest or value, or
(b) contributes to the appreciation of protected structures"[26]
Planning authority
special planning control area "an architectural conservation area [...] of special importance to, or as respects, the civic life or the architectural, historical, cultural or social character of a city or town in which it is situated"[26] Planning authority
area of special amenity "by reason of—
(a) its outstanding natural beauty, or
(b) its special recreational value,
and having regard to any benefits for nature conservation"[26]
Planning authority
Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes Gardens marked on the first- or second-edition (1850–95) maps of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland.[28] National Inventory of Architectural Heritage[29]


 Italy: Catalogo nazionale dei beni culturali under creation; catalogo regionale dei beni culturali already maintained by each region[30]


  •  list of National Heritage Sites in Jamaica.[32]


 Japan: Cultural Properties of Japan, as maintained by the Agency for Cultural Affairs; see also National Treasures of Japan

Korea (North)

 North Korea: National Treasures of North Korea, Cultural assets of North Korea

Korea (South)

 South Korea: National Treasures of South Korea, Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea, as maintained by Cultural Heritage Administration


  •  Latvia
  • "The list of state protected monuments of culture", available at [1]. Contains information about 7131 monuments of culture (March 2012). The list is maintained by State Inspection for Heritage Inspection, a Government agency.


  •  Luxembourg
  • "Buildings and objects classified as national monuments or listed on supplementary inventory".

The list is maintained by Service des sites et monuments nationaux, a Government agency. The latest version is available here [2].

See Lëscht vun de klasséierte Monumenter on lb-wiki and

Macedonia (Republic of)

 Macedonia: (French) Patrimoine culturel de la République de Macédoine


 Malta: National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands


 Mexico: National Monuments of Mexico[33]


 Morocco: Historic Monuments and Sites of Morocco


 Mozambique: Cultural Properties of Mozambique


 Namibia: National Monuments, as maintained by the National Heritage Council of Namibia;[34] (German) Liste der Nationalen Denkmäler in Namibia


New Zealand


  •  Pakistan.


 Paraguay: El Inventario Nacional de Bienes Culturales, under creation by the Dirección de Catalogación del Patrimonio Cultural[37]


 Poland: A list of objects of cultural heritage in Poland (zabytki) is maintained by the Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa. It is primarily composed of objects in the register of objects of cultural heritage (rejestr zabytków), objects with the status of Historical Monument (pomnik historii), objects classified as a cultural park (park kulturowy).[38]


 Portugal: National Monuments, as maintained by IGESPAR; (Portuguese) Lista de património edificado em Portugal



 Russia: Russian cultural heritage register; (Russian) Списки объектов культурного наследия России; Historical Cities of Russia


 Senegal: Sites et Monuments historiques;[39] (French) Liste des monuments et sites historiques au Sénégal


Cultural Heritage of Serbia (see also: World Heritage Sites in Serbia)

The register is divided into twelve categories:

Exceptional Importance Great Importance Protected
Archaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance Archaeological Sites of Great Importance Protected Archaeological Sites
Monuments of Culture of Exceptional Importance Monuments of Culture of Great Importance Protected Monuments of Culture
Historic Landmarks of Exceptional Importance Historic Landmarks of Great Importance Protected Historic Landmarks
Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Exceptional Importance Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Great Importance Protected Spatial Cultural-Historical Units

Sierra Leone

 Sierra Leone: National Monuments of Sierra Leone, as maintained by the Ancient Monuments and Relics Commission[40]



 Slovakia: Cultural Heritage Monuments of Slovakia; (German) Liste (Kulturdenkmale in der Slowakei)

South Africa






United Kingdom

 United Kingdom

Heritage, culture, planning and conservation are devolved issues in the United Kingdom, and are dealt with by the governments of the constituent countries. England, which does not have its own devolved government, is covered by an agency of the United Kingdom government. See also Historic Environment Record (HERs) and Sites and Monuments Record (SMRs) maintained usually at a local government level (Archaeological Trusts in Wales).

United States

In the United States, a site is only listed on the National Register of Historic Places on recommendation from the state historic preservation offices in the relevant state.

Some states maintain their own state-level historic registers, although in some U.S. states all properties on the state register duplicate the National Register listing.

The National Register listing in itself confers no protection to a historic property but may qualify the site for matching grants for historic restoration.

Local historic designations in many municipalities provide some limited protection against demolition of historic landmarks.


State-level and local-level


 Venezuela: Inventario de monumentos, as maintained by the Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural[51]


 Zambia: Monuments and Historic Sites of Zambia


 Zimbabwe: National Monuments of Zimbabwe


  1. ^ List of National Historic Heritage of Brazil National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage. Retrieved on 2012-03-27. (Portuguese).
  2. ^ "Yangon Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29. 
  3. ^ – Canada's Historic Places
  4. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit – Historic Resources Management – Historic Places Stewardship Section – Alberta's Historic Places Designation Program
  5. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer
  6. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit – Historic Resources Management – Historic Places Stewardship Section – Alberta's Historic Places Designation Program – Municipal Historic Resource Designation
  7. ^ The Alberta Main Street Program
  8. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit – Historic Resources Management – Historic Places Stewardship Section – Heritage Survey Program
  9. ^ New Brunswick's Historic Places – Lieux patimoniaux du Nouveau-Brunswick
  10. ^ "Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec". 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ City of Edmonton
  12. ^ Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales
  13. ^ List of declared historic houses
  14. ^ Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural
  15. ^ "MonumNet". Národní památkový ústav (National Heritage Institute). Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Register". Heritage Agency of Denmark. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  17. ^ National registry of Cultural Monuments Muinsuskaitseamet
  18. ^ Andrea Vianello. "Website Review: National Register of Cultural Monuments (of Estonia)". CSA Newsletter (Vol. XXVII, No. 1 — April, 2014). Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ Base Mérimée – Présentation
  20. ^ "Startseite". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  21. ^ BlfD
  22. ^ "National Monuments Acts, 1930–2004". Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  23. ^ "National Monuments > Search By County". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  24. ^ "Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1999". Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  25. ^ "Buildings: County Survey Index". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  26. ^ a b c d "Planning and Development Act, 2000". Irish Statute Book. Ireland: Office of the Attorney General. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  27. ^ "Protected structures". Building or altering a home. Ireland: Citizens Information Board. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  28. ^ "Project methodology". Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  29. ^ "Gardens: Search by County". Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  30. ^ "Catalogo Generale". Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  31. ^ Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  32. ^ "Jamaica National Heritage Trust – List of Declared Sites & Monuments". 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  33. ^
  34. ^ "Homepage".  
  35. ^ Monument database of the Monumentenregister
  36. ^ Register of Historic Places
  37. ^ "Patrimonio Cultural". Secretaría Nacional de Cultura. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  38. ^ Ustawa z dnia 23 lipca 2003 r. o ochronie zabytków i opiece nad zabytkami, Dz. U. z 2003 r. Nr 162, poz. 1568
  39. ^ "Portant publication de la liste des Sites et Monuments historiques classés". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  40. ^ "Cultural Policy in Sierra Leone" (PDF).  
  41. ^ "Cultural Resources: National Monuments".  
  42. ^ "The National Heritage List for England". English Heritage. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  43. ^ The Register of Parks & Gardens : Heritage Protection : Research & Conservation : English Heritage
  44. ^ National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
  45. ^ National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL) Homepage
  46. ^ NPS: Nature & Science » National Natural Landmarks
  47. ^ California Historical Landmarks
  48. ^
  49. ^ California Points of Historical Interest
  50. ^ Washington State DAHP
  51. ^ "Centro de Documentación". Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

External links

  • Manual on Systems of Inventorying Immovable Cultural Property (UNESCO)
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