Coro and its Port



CountryVenezuela
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationState of Falcon
CoordinatesN11 24 0 W69 40 60
Inscription Date1993
In Danger From2005
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement; land-use; or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures); or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsChanges in traditional ways of life and knowledge system
All ThreatsFlooding
All ThreatsGovernance
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsHousing
Unesco Reference Number658
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/658
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=658
DescriptionWith its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. One of the first colonial towns (founded in 1527), it has some 602 historic buildings.
StatusWorld Heritage Site