UNESCO declares Ahmedabad as India’s first heritage city

UNESCO declares Ahmedabad as India's first heritage city

The walled city of Ahmedabad dating back to 1400 AD has been declared as the first Indian heritage city by The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO on Saturday.

India’s permanent representative to UNESCO Ruchira Kamboj also tweeted and expressed her joy over the victory of Ahmedabad as one of the heritage cities in the world.

Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Historic City of Ahmadabad #India https://t.co/ztbb8RIMiZ #41whc pic.twitter.com/iRIMoQfAtK

— UNESCO (@UNESCO) July 8, 2017


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The 5.5 km walled city founded by Ahmed Shah is home to about approximate 4 Lakh people. Ahmedabad beats Delhi and Mumbai in the competition in India. The city won the title after its nomination got huge support from all over the world for the peaceful co-existence of people belonging to different religions in the city. The city is also famous for its preserved wooden architecture by ASI.

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