List of heritage registers

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There are a number of heritage registers around the world, which keep lists of natural or man-made objects deemed to be of heritage value. Many of them are kept by local government agencies, but also national lists by type of National Heritage Site
National Heritage Site
A National Heritage Site is a location/site that regards a building, monument, archeological, geographical,natural or topological feature having a large value that has been registered by a governmental agency of a particular country...

 may be kept. Most countries keep more than one register, depending on the type of site and its location such as natural wonders, castles and other architectural objects, feats of engineering such as canals, railways and so forth.


 Albania National Heritage Sites of a religious nature are protected via the List of Religious Cultural Monuments of Albania


National Historic Monuments of Argentina


National Heritage List
Commonwealth National Heritage List
In 2004, a new heritage management system was introduced by the Commonwealth Government to protect Australia’s heritage places. Key elements are amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , which include explicit requirements for cultural heritage protection,...

  • Commonwealth Heritage List
  • The Register of the National Estate
    Register of the National Estate
    The Register of the National Estate is a listing of natural and cultural heritage places in Australia. The listing was initially compiled between 1976 and 2003 by the Australian Heritage Commission. The register is now maintained by the Australian Heritage Council...

    • ACT Heritage Register
    • Northern Territory Heritage Register
    • NSW State Heritage Register
      NSW State Heritage Register
      The NSW State Heritage Register is a heritage register administered by the Heritage Branch of the New South Wales Department of Planning. It is based in Parramatta....

    • Queensland Heritage Register
    • South Australian Heritage Register
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register
    • Victorian Heritage Register
      Victorian Heritage Register
      The Victorian Heritage Register lists places of cultural heritage significance to the State of Victoria, Australia. It has statutory weight under the Heritage Act 1995 which establishes Heritage Victoria as the permit authority...

    • Western Australian Register of Heritage Places


National Heritage Sites are called "Beschermd erfgoed
Beschermd erfgoed
Beschermd erfgoed is the official term to describe Flemish National Heritage Sites listed by law to protect and spread awareness of Belgian cultural heritage, specifically in Flanders. The term is also used nationwide to refer to national heritage sites...

" in Flanders
Flanders is the community of the Flemings but also one of the institutions in Belgium, and a geographical region located in parts of present-day Belgium, France and the Netherlands. "Flanders" can also refer to the northern part of Belgium that contains Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp...

 and "Biens classés" in Wallonia, and "Denkmal" in the German-speaking Community of Belgium
German-speaking Community of Belgium
The German-speaking Community of Belgium is one of the three federal communities of Belgium. Covering an area of 854 km² within the province of Liège in Wallonia, it includes nine of the eleven municipalities of the so-called East Cantons...



  • List Inventaris van het Bouwkundig Erfgoed of the Vlaams Instituut voor het Onroerend Erfgoed
  • Database of beschermd erfgoed

Brussels Region

  • Register of beschermd erfgoed of the Brussels Region
  • Inventory list of erfgoed


The Canadian Register of Historic Places
Canadian Register of Historic Places
The Canadian Register of Historic Places is an online, searchable database that includes listings of historic places important to communities, cities, provinces, territories, and the nation...

, while it confers no historic designation or protection itself, endeavours to list all federal, provincial, territorial and local sites.


 Alberta Sites owned and run by the provincial government as a functioning historic site or museum are known as Provincial Historic Sites and Provincial Historic Areas. Buildings and sites owned by private citizens and companies or other levels or branches of government may gain one of two levels of historic designation, "Registered Historic Resource" or "Provincial Historic Resource". Historic designation in Alberta is governed by the Historic Resources Act. The province also lists buildings deemed historically significant by municipal governments on the Alberta Register of Historic Places, which is also part of the larger Canadian Register of Historic Places although this does not imply provincial or federal government status or protection. The Alberta Main Street Program helps to preserve historic buildings in the downtowns of smaller communities. The Heritage Survey Program is a survey of 80,000 historic buildings in Alberta, with no protective status.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization which was established by the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1984 to stimulate an understanding of and an appreciation for the architectural heritage of the province...

 designated properties



 Chile Monumentos Nacionales or Bienes Patrimoniales (National Monuments of Chile
National Monuments of Chile
The National Monuments of Chile , also abbreviated MN, are the constructions, elements and places that form part of the country's cultural heritage, and they are protected by law...

) are listed centrally by the conservation society Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales (CMN). website



Declared historic houses of Hangzhou are districts, artifacts or buildings legally declared to be "protected". According to the "Regularations of historic districts and historic buildings in Hangzhou" effectivated from 1 January 2005, historic buildings are those artifacts or districts that have lasted more than 50 years, and of significant values for history, science, and art study. In Hangzhou
Hangzhou , formerly transliterated as Hangchow, is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. Governed as a sub-provincial city, and as of 2010, its entire administrative division or prefecture had a registered population of 8.7 million people...

, declaring a historic house requires consulting the urban planning administration bureau, and the real estate adminstration bureau.

As of 31 June 2011, there are 287 declared historic houses in Hangzhou, proclaimed as 5 batches. In the near future, it is going to issue the sixth batch which includes 51 historic houses.

Hong Kong

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