Monte San Giorgio


Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Giorgio

Monte San Giorgio, shown on the left in the background of Lake Lugano
Elevation 1,097 m (3,599 ft)
Prominence 758 m (2,487 ft) [1]
Location
Monte San Giorgio is located in Switzerland
Monte San Giorgio
Location in Switzerland
Location Ticino, Switzerland
Range Lepontine Alps
Coordinates 45°54′49″N 8°56′59″E / 45.91361°N 8.94972°E / 45.91361; 8.94972Coordinates: 45°54′49″N 8°56′59″E / 45.91361°N 8.94972°E / 45.91361; 8.94972
Topo map Swisstopo 1373 Mendrisio
Climbing
Easiest route Trail

Monte San Giorgio is a wooded mountain (1,097 m above sea level) located in the south of canton Ticino in Switzerland. Monte San Giorgio became a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2003, because it "is the single best known record of marine life in the Triassic period, and records important remains of life on land as well."[2] The Italian side of the mountain was added as an extension to the World Heritage Site in 2010.

Monte San Giorgio *
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Country SwitzerlandItaly
Type Natural
Criteria viii
Reference 1090
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2003 (27th Session)
Extensions 2010
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO

References

External links

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