Sukur World Heritage Site

National monument of Nigeria in Madagali

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Sukur Cultural Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationMadagali, Nigeria
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (v), (vi)
Inscription1999 (23rd session)
Area764.4 ha (1,889 acres)
Coordinates10°44′26″N 13°34′19″E / 10.74056°N 13.57194°E / 10.74056; 13.57194Coordinates: 10°44′26″N 13°34′19″E / 10.74056°N 13.57194°E / 10.74056; 13.57194
Sukur is located in Nigeria
Location of Sukur in Nigeria

Sukur or Sukur Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a hill above the village of Sukur in the Adamawa State of Nigeria. It is situated in the Mandara Mountains, close to the border with Cameroon. Its UNESCO inscription is based on the cultural heritage, material culture, and the naturally-terraced fields. Sukur is Africa's first cultural landscape to receive World Heritage List inscription.[1]

  1. ^ Brown, Jessica; Mitchell, Nora J.; Beresford, Michael (2005). The Protected Landscape Approach: Linking Nature, Culture, And Community. IUCN. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-2-8317-0797-6. Retrieved 15 April 2013.

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