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The Cirque de Gavarnie in the French section of the World Heritage Site
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name||Pyrénées - Mont Perdu|
|Location||Pyrenees, Spain, France|
|Includes||Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Pyrénées National Park
|Criteria||Mixed: iii, iv, v, vii, viii|
|Inscription||1997 (21st Session)|
The Pyrénées – Mont Perdu World Heritage Site (also known as UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial Pirineos – Monte Perdido in Spanish) is a world heritage site straddling the border between Spain and France in the Pyrenees mountain chain. The summit of Monte Perdido (French: Mont Perdu) is on the Spanish side of the border. The site was designated in 1997 and extended north in 1999 to include the Commune of Gèdre in France.
The site includes two bordering national parks: the entire Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in Spain and the eastern part of Pyrénées Occidentales National Park in France. The World Heritage Site comprises a total area of 30,639 hectares.
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