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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Biodiversity and Culture of Ibiza, an island in the Mediterranean Sea some 79 km off the coast of mainland Spain, are sufficiently outstanding for it to be recognised as a World Heritage Site.


Seagrass of Ibiza
Seagrass of Ibiza
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The island of Ibiza is 571 sq km (220 sq mi) in size. It is an excellent example of the interaction between marine and coastal ecosystems. The oceanic Posidonia seagrass is endemic to this area. The seagrass supports a diverse marine ecosystem.

Ibiza also has archaeological sites at Sa Caleta and Puig des Molins that showcase the role it played in the economy of the Mediterranean in protohistory, especially during the Phoenician to Carthaginian periods.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 29 November - 4 December, 1999.

Location: N38 54 40.1 E1 26 6.7 in the Balearic Islands.
Inscription Year: 1999
Type: Mixed
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV, IX, X
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