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Japan's Mount Fuji was given World Heritage Status by the UNESCO

Japan's highest Mountain and famous landmark Mount Fuji on 20 June 2013 was given world heritage status by the UNESCO

Jun 23, 2013 17:30 IST
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Mount Fuji: It was given world heritage status by the UNESCO World Heritage committee on 20 June 2013.

Japan's highest Mountain and famous landmark Mount Fuji on 20 June 2013 was given world heritage status by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage committee. The decision was taken at the annual 10-day UNESCO conference held in Cambodia.

At 3776 metres, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Mount Fuji, which last erupted around 300 years ago, is the seventeenth site in Japan to be included on the list.  Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island. It lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo. It is one of Japan's Three Holy Mountains along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.

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