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Sukur Cultural Landscape
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 1999
Location: Africa, Nigeria, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State
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Six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Other languages: German, Japanese
Description: The Sukur Cultural Landscape is an astonishingly unharmed physical expression of a society and its spiritual and material culture. Sitting on one of its hills is the Palace of the Hidi (Chief); it overlooks the villages below, the terraced fields and their revered symbols, as well as the widespread remnants of a previously prosperous iron industry. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Sukur or Sukur Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. It was designated one in 1999 because of its palace, terraced fields, and village, which remain intact. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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