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23 March 2011 09:54
The Iphan is proposing that Rio de Janeiro's landscape involving natural and cultural attractions be named as a World Heritage site
A government agency in Brazil is promoting the city of Rio de Janeiro to be considered for the official recognition of World Heritage site by Unesco.
The Iphan, which is linked to Brazil's Ministry of Culture and is responsible for the management of the nation's historical and artistic heritage, has made the proposal to Unesco.
The agency is proposing that the city's landscape, which combines natural and cultural attractions, be officially recognised as a heritage site.
Some of the famous landmarks mentioned in the proposal include Sugarloaf Mountain, the giant Christ the Redeemer statue and Copacabana beach.
Unesco, which has so far listed 18 cultural and natural places in the South American country as heritage sites, is expected to make a decision over the recent proposal by 2012.
If accepted, the move could act as a boost for tourists who are considering to make a trip to the city and who might do well if they start looking for a suitable
travel insurance policy from now onwards.
The World Heritage sites in Brazil include a national park in the Amazon, the historic city of Ouro Preto, and the capital, Brasilia.
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