A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the 'United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization' (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. The sites are judged to contain "cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity".

New Zealand has three sites inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage listing. These are Tongariro National Park, Te Wahipounamu, and the Sub-Antarctic Islands. The Tongariro National Park covers the area of three mountains in the center of North Island, all sacred to the Maori. The mountains Ruapehu, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe are part of an area that is still active volcanically. The Te Wahipounamu UNESCO listing includes several National Parks in South Island: Aoraki, Mt. Aspiring, Fiordland, and Westland National Park. The natural landscape here is one of beautiful forests, fiords, glaciers, mountains and valleys. The five island groups of the Sub-Antarctic Islands (Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island and Snares Islands) are located in the Southeast of New Zealand in the Southern Ocean.

Falun is a city in central Sweden's Dalarna County. The city was a major copper-producing center for centuries. It is known for the huge Falun Mine and its Great Pit. Falun is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sweden.

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