Havana Named Among New7Wonders Cities

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Two Latin American cities, La Paz ad Havana, were among the seven finalists in the global competition, which included Beirut, Doha, Vigan, Durban and Kuala Lumpur. Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

After a two year voting process by the global campaign a new global campaign has named the seven cities, which are considered most incredible in the world.

From a long list of 1200 nominees from 220 countries the list was narrowed down to 28 through qualification and selection process. Top 28 cities go through three phases of worldwide votation until seven cities were chosen.

The seven cities were chosen based on voting from people using the Internet, smartphone apps, international telephone voting lines and text messaging.

The results of the global vote were announced in Dubai on Sunday night, which included the following cities:  Beiruit (Lebanon), Doha (Qatar), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Paz (Bolivia) and Vigan (Philippines) as the world’s latest urban hot spots.

Announcing the results at the New7Wonders voting center in Dubai, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders stated, “We congratulate each of these cities on achieving their New7Wonders status, and we look forward to celebrating their election to the “canon of 7″ with their citizens in 2015.”

Launched two years ago, New7Wonders Cities is the third global vote and follows the New7Wonders of the World and New7Wonders of Nature campaigns.

Established in 2001, the foundation seeks to contribute to the protection of the world’s human-built and natural heritage and cultivate respect for the planet’s diversity.

For the original report go to http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/La-Paz-Havana-Named-Among-New7Wonders-Cities–20141208-0005.html

See also:

The seven wonders of Havana

http://voxxi.com/2014/12/havana-la-paz-part-of-new7wonders-cities

New7Wonders website

http://world.new7wonders.com/2014/12/07/new7wonders-cities

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