Cultural heritage - Cultural environments
Definition: The dataset covers cultural environments protected according to the Cultural heritage act § 20, areas included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list, and urban cultural environments of national importance. The cultural environments that are protected according to the Cultural heritage act § 20 have the same protection as any protected cultural heritage site or monument. Candidates to the UNESCO World Heritage list are proposed by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage based on cultural environments that are considered to have international cultural heritage value. Urban cultural environments of national importance include towns and villages in Norway that contain cultural environments of national cultural heritage value. These cultural environments are not subject to formal protection, but it cannot be ruled out that some of these environments, or objects within them, should in the future become protected according to the Cultural heritage act.
Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority
Owner: Directorate for Cultural Heritage