The file for the inscription of the island of Djerba on the UNESCO World Heritage List was accepted after it was submitted to the UNESCO office in France last February.
UNESCO has set next April as the date for visiting the sites before final approval of their inscription on the World Heritage List.
Eight Tunisian sites are already inscribed on the “World Heritage Main List”, most of which are in ancient cities. Seven of them have been classified in the cultural section, while one site has been registered in the natural category.
In 2012, a clear jump was noted by the inscription of 10 sites on the initial Tentative List with seven under the cultural category and three are natural.
In 1979, three sites in Tunisia were included in the World Heritage Sites programme: the ancient city of Tunis, the archaeological site of Carthage and the Roman amphitheatre of El Jem. These sites were classified as cultural sites.
In 1980, the Ichkeul National Park, located in Bizerte, was included as the first Tunisian natural site on the list.
In this list, we also find
- The Punic city of Kerkouane and its cemetery.
- The ancient city of Sousse.
- The city of Dokka.