14 March 2018

#1553 Turkey

Cumalıkızık is a village in the Yıldırım district of Bursa Province, located 10 kilometers east of the city of Bursa, at the foot of Mount Uludağ. Its history goes back to the Ottoman Empire's foundation period. The village is now included within the border of the Yıldırım district as a neighbourhood. Cumalıkızık was founded as a vakıf village. The historical texture of the village has been well protected and the civilian countryside architectural structures of the early Ottoman period are still intact. Because of this, Cumalıkızık has become a popular but still unspoiled center for tourists.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2014

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Sent on: March 8, 2018
Received on: March 14, 2018

#1552 Kenya

The flag of Kenya (SwahiliBendera ya Kenya) is a tricolor of black, red, and green with two white edges imposed with an red, white and black Maasai shield and two crossed spears. The flag is based on that of Kenya African National Union and was officially adopted on 12 December 1963 after Kenya's independence.

The colour black represents the people of the Republic of Kenya, red for the blood shed during the fight for independence, and green for the country's landscape and natural wealth. The white fimbriation was added later to symbolize peace and honesty. The black, red, and white traditional Maasai shield and two spears symbolise the defense of all the things mentioned above.

Note that the black color symbolizes all the people of Kenya, for black is not a color but the absence of color or complete absorption of visible light. Thus means black stands for all the people of Kenya and not necessarily the black community.

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Sent on: February 19, 2018
Received on: March 12, 2018

#1551 Armenia

The national flag of Armenia, the Armenian Tricolour, consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange (also described as "colour of apricot") on the bottom. The Armenian Supreme Soviet adopted the current flag on 24 August 1990. On 15 June 2006, the Law on the National Flag of Armenia, governing its usage, was passed by the National Assembly of Armenia.

The meanings of the colors are interpreted in many different ways. For example, red stands for the blood of the 1.5 million Armenians killed in the Armenian Genocide, blue is for the Armenian pure sky, and orange represents the country's courage.

The official definition of the colors, as stated in the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, is:
The red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.

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Sent on: February 16, 2018
Received on: March 12, 2018

#1550 Estonia-Russia-Azerbaijan-Turkey-Switzerland

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Received on: March 9, 2018

07 March 2018

#1549 Romania

The Romanian Athenaeum (RomanianAteneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of BucharestRomania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.

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Sent on: January 22, 2018
Received on: March 7, 2018

05 March 2018

#1548 Russia

The volcanoes of Kamchatka are a large group of volcanoes situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The Kamchatka River and the surrounding central side valley are flanked by large volcanic belts containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active. The peninsula has a high density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena, with 29 active volcanoes being included in the six UNESCO World Heritage List sites in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka group, most of them on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (RussianКлючевская сопка; also known as KlyuchevskoiRussianКлючевской) is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres (60 mi) from the Bering Sea. The volcano is part of the natural Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1996

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Received on: March 5, 2018

#1547 Romania

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Sent on: February 26, 2018
Received on: March 5, 2018