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Ohrid Lake

Ohrid Lake
Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest and deepest in Europe shared by Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It preserves a rich capital of natural and cultural heritage, including a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species, as well as rich historical and archaeological elements, impressive traditional practices and unique intangible heritage.
Lake Ohrid is a mixed World Heritage property, which was inscribed for its natural values in 1979 and for its cultural values a year later. The State Party of Albania is preparing a nomination file for the extension of the World Heritage property towards the Albanian side of the Lake, which comprises one third of Ohrid. The nomination extension file includes also a major boundary modification, which justifies the inclusion of natural, geological, hydrological and geological monuments.