June 9, 1992 is the date on which Armenia became one of the member states of UNESCO. As of July 2016, 1,052 sites are listed in the world heritage list: 814 cultural, 203 natural, and 35 mixed properties, within the 165 state parties. Armenia, with its 29,743 square kilometer territory, has a rather long list.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Presently there are three world heritage sites listed by UNESCO in Armenia, and each of Armenia's three UNESCO World Heritage sites hold significant religious and historical significance. Two of these sites are inscribed based on cultural criteria, and only one meets both cultural and natural criteria. Besides the three, there are four others on the tentative list.
UNESCO World Heritage Objects
Among the cultural elements of Armenia, the list of UNESCO includes musical instrument duduk and its music, symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars, Armenian epic “David Sasusnky”, traditional Armenian bread “Lavash”.