World Heritage RørosRøros World Heritage Site

Røros World Heritage Site

333 years of mining activity on the mountain slopes of Røros created wealth for the owners and the State, a livelihood for the workers and a world heritage site for posterity.
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Visit the World Heritage Site
Almost a million people visit Røros every year. Røros is well equipped to welcome visitors and there is much to experience.
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What is World Heritage?
In 1972 UNESCO, the United Nations’ organisation for education, science, culture and communication ratified a convention for the preservation of world culture and natural heritage.
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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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