Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley World Heritage Site

Glacial valley in Andorra

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Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Refuge perafita andorra.jpg
A refuge at Perafita
LocationAndorra
CriteriaCultural: (v)
Reference1160bis
Inscription2004 (28th session)
Extensions2006
Area4,247 ha (10,490 acres)
Websitewww.madriu-perafita-claror.ad/en/
Coordinates42°29′41″N 1°35′44″E / 42.49472°N 1.59556°E / 42.49472; 1.59556Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 1°35′44″E / 42.49472°N 1.59556°E / 42.49472; 1.59556
Official nameVall de Madriu-Perafita-Claror
Designated28 August 2013
Reference no.2183[1]
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is located in Andorra
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Location of Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley in Andorra

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (Catalan: Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror) is a glacial valley in the southeast of Andorra. It covers an area of 42.47 km², approximately 9% of the total area of Andorra, and is part of the second largest watershed basin in Andorra. The isolated valley is recognised as a haven for rare or endangered wildlife, and the undeveloped valley has recently been considered to be the "spiritual heart" of Andorra. It became Andorra's first, and to date its only, UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, with a small extension in 2006.

  1. ^ "Vall de Madriu-Perafita-Claror". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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