First Indian Geo-Heritage Site

Published on October 31, 2022
Current Context: The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) recognized the Mawmluh Cave of Meghalaya as India’s first geological heritage site.
First Indian Geo-Heritage Site
  • It was the first list of the 100 Global Geo-Heritage Sites released by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Zumaia, Spain.
  • The 100 geo-heritage sites were selected from 56 countries.
  • Mawmluh Cave of East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya made it to the coveted list of 100 geo-heritage sites.
  • The other notable sites are:
  1. Gros Morne National Park, Canada
  2. Mistaken Point, Canada
  3. Changxing National Geological Heritage Reserve, China
  4. La Brea Tar Pits, USA
  5. Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu
  6. Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu
  7. Mount Matavanu, Samoa
  • The IUGS is a non-governmental international organization that was established in 1961 with its Secretariat in Beijing, China. The current President of the IUGS is Qiuming Cheng.


Q.1 Which of the following site was recognized as India’s first geological heritage site by IUGS?
a. Ruins of Hampi
b. Mawmluh Cave
c. Sunderban
d. Dal Lake

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