World Heritage RørosThe Work of PreservationThe extension of Røros World Heritage Site

The extension of Røros World Heritage Site

 
Only the centre of Røros is included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. Since 1993 work has been going on in order to extend the area of the Røros World Heritage Site.

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As early as 1993 the ICOMOS committee, which evaluated the condition of the World Heritage Site, recommended extension. Subsequent to that report the South Trondelag County initiated a project with the name, ‘Demarkation, Preservation and Management of the Røros World Heritage Site’, in cooperation with the Chief Inspector of The Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Buildings and Røros Municipality.

The report from this project was submitted in 2001. It recommends that a selection of cultural areas, certain cultural monuments and the surrounding countryside should be included in any extension, and that the areas within the circumference should have the function of a buffer zone.

The Chief Inspector is now engaged in the comprehensive task of extending the Røros World Heritage Site. See also Miljostatus I Norge.


Røros was added to UNESCOs of World Heritage Sites in 1980, refer also to Riksantikvaren, ( Norwegian Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings).
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