Ahmedabad Beats Delhi, Mumbai in UN Heritage Nomination

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  • For weeks, the pendulum kept swinging between Delhi and Mumbai. But to the surprise of many, the government finally nominated Gujarat’s Ahmedabad to UNESCO for ‘World Heritage City’ status.
  • There are more than 250 UNESCO-recognised ‘World Heritage Cities’ across the world, but none in India though the country has several cities of historical importance.
  • Every year, UNESCO calls for nominations from countries — only one entry is allowed per country.