Casbah of Algiers World Heritage Site

Citadel and neighborhood in Algiers, Algeria

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Kasbah of Algiers
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationAlgiers, Algeria
CriteriaCultural: ii, v
Reference565
Inscription1992 (16th session)
Area54.7 ha
Coordinates36°47′0″N 3°3′37″E / 36.78333°N 3.06028°E / 36.78333; 3.06028Coordinates: 36°47′0″N 3°3′37″E / 36.78333°N 3.06028°E / 36.78333; 3.06028
Casbah of Algiers is located in Algeria
Casbah of Algiers
Location of Casbah of Algiers in Algeria

The Casbah (Arabic: قصبة‎, qaṣba, meaning citadel (fortress) is specifically the citadel of Algiers in Algeria and the traditional quarter clustered around it. In 1992, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Kasbah of Algiers a World Cultural Heritage site, as "There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community."[1]

  1. ^ UNESCO, Decision Text, World Heritage Centre, retrieved 21 July 2017

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