lifts on the old Canal du Centre World Heritage Site

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Boat Lifts on the Canal du Centre
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Houdeng-Goegnies: lift no. 1
Official nameThe Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)
LocationHainaut, Belgium
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference856
Inscription1998 (22nd session)
Area67.3436 ha (166.410 acres)
Buffer zone538.8133 ha (1,331.437 acres)
Coordinates50°28′52″N 4°8′14″E / 50.48111°N 4.13722°E / 50.48111; 4.13722Coordinates: 50°28′52″N 4°8′14″E / 50.48111°N 4.13722°E / 50.48111; 4.13722
Boat Lifts on the Canal du Centre is located in Belgium
Boat Lifts on the Canal du Centre
Location of Boat Lifts on the Canal du Centre in Belgium

The lifts on the Canal du Centre are a series of four hydraulic boat lifts near the town of La Louvière in Belgium which are classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. All four are located on the Canal du Centre in Belgium's historic sillon industriel industrial belt.


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