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2012-07-02

Rio de Janeiro is the first city in the world to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

The honour was granted by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee last Sunday

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Rio de Janeiro is the first city in the world to be awarded (Photo: Pedro Kirilos/Riotur) (Photo: Photo: Pedro Kirilos/Riotur)

Last Sunday, 1 July , Rio de Janeiro was awarded the World Heritage status, in the urban cultural landscape category. It is the first time an entire city has been recognised with this honour granted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation). Its candidature was approved during the 36th Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Saint Petesburg, in Russia.

Congratulations, Rio! Congratulations, Brazil!

 

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