The nomination process

Around 10 years were spent on the process of becoming nominated for UNESCO’s list of the World’s natural heritage. Local working groups were set up in the Nærøyfjord Geirangerfjord areas. These involved representatives from public administration and politics as well as several landowners and business associations’ representatives and representatives from voluntary organisations. The work groups have gathered important information for the application that was sent to UNESCO in January 2004...

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The decision

The World Heritage Area West Norwegian Fjords with areas Geirangerfjorden and Nærøyfjorden were inscribed on the UNESCO's World heritage List on July 14, 2005 at the 29th committee meeting in Durban, South Africa.

The decision:

The World Heritage Committee inscribes the West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord (Norway) on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria (i) and (iii):

Criterion (i): The West Norwegian Fjords are classic, superbly developed fjords...

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