Bassari Country World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site in Senegal

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Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bedik village
  1. Bassari Salémata
  2. Bédik Bandafassi
  3. Peul Dindéfello
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (v), (vi)
Inscription2012 (36th session)
Area50,309 ha (124,320 acres)
Buffer zone240,756 ha (594,920 acres)
Coordinates12°35′36″N 12°50′45″W / 12.59333°N 12.84583°W / 12.59333; -12.84583Coordinates: 12°35′36″N 12°50′45″W / 12.59333°N 12.84583°W / 12.59333; -12.84583
Bassari Country is located in Senegal
Bassari Country
Location of Bassari Country in Senegal

The Bassari Country and its Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes, located in the southeast of Senegal, is a well-preserved multicultural landscape which emerged from the interaction of human activities and the natural environment. It aggregates three geographical areas: the Bassari–Salémata area, the Bedik–Bandafassi area and the Fula–Dindéfello area, each one with its specifics morphological characteristics.[1]

In 2012, the Bassari Country with its Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.[2]

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