Pitons World Heritage Site


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Aerial view of The Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Petit Piton depicted on the left; Gros Piton on the right.
Map showing the location of Pitons
Map showing the location of Pitons
Location in Saint Lucia
LocationSouthwestern Saint Lucia
Nearest citySoufrière and Choiseul
Coordinates13°48′36″N 61°3′56″W / 13.81000°N 61.06556°W / 13.81000; -61.06556Coordinates: 13°48′36″N 61°3′56″W / 13.81000°N 61.06556°W / 13.81000; -61.06556
Criteriavii, viii
Designated2004 (28th session)
Reference no.1161
State PartySaint Lucia
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean

The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs, volcanic spires, located in Saint Lucia. Gros Piton is 798.25 m (2,618.9 ft) high, and Petit Piton is 743 m (2,438 ft) high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The Pitons are a World Heritage Site, 2,909 ha (7,190 acres) in size, and located near the town of Soufrière.[1]

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