Vredefort crater

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UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Vredefort Dome
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The multiple-ringed Vredefort Crater
Teep Naitural
Criterie viii
Reference 1162
UNESCO region Africae
Inscription history
Inscription 2005 (29t Session)

Vredefort crater is the lairgest verified impact crater tae hae existed on Earth, mair than 300 km athort.[1][2] It wis locatit in the present-day Free State Province o Sooth Africae an named efter the toun o Vredefort, which is situatit near its centre. While the crater itself haes lang syne erodit away, remainin geological structurs at its centre are kent as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structur. In 2005, the Vredefort Dome wis added tae the leet o UNESCO Warld Heritage Steids for its geologic interest.

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