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UNESCO's City of Literature programme is part of a wider Creative Cities Network which was launched in 2004 and is currently made up of 246 UNESCO Creative Cities globally. Members are drawn from more than 72 countries and cover seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music, and Media Arts. The Network was born out of UNESCO's Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity initiative, which was created in 2002.

 

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Angoulême

Angoulême

UNESCO City of Literature

Baghdad

Baghdad

UNESCO City of Literature

Barcelona

Barcelona

UNESCO City of Literature

Beirut

Beirut

UNESCO City of Literature

Bucheon

Bucheon

UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin

Dublin

UNESCO City of Literature

Dunedin

Dunedin

UNESCO City of Literature

Durban

Durban

UNESCO City of Literature

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

UNESCO City of Literature

Exeter

Exeter

UNESCO City of Literature

Granada

Granada

UNESCO City of Literature

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

UNESCO City of Literature

Iowa City

Iowa City

UNESCO City of Literature

Krakow

Krakow

UNESCO City of Literature

Kuhmo

Kuhmo

UNESCO City of Literature

Lahore

Lahore

UNESCO City of Literature

Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden

UNESCO City of Literature

Lillehammer

Lillehammer

UNESCO City of Literature

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

UNESCO City of Literature

Lviv

Lviv

UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester

Manchester

UNESCO City of Literature

Melbourne

Melbourne

UNESCO City of Literature

Milan

Milan

UNESCO City of Literature

Montevideo

Montevideo

UNESCO City of Literature

Nanjing

Nanjing

UNESCO City of Literature

Norwich

Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham

Nottingham

UNESCO City of Literature

Obidos

Obidos

UNESCO City of Literature

Odessa

Odessa

UNESCO City of Literature

Prague

Prague

UNESCO City of Literature

Quebec City

Quebec City

UNESCO City of Literature

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

UNESCO City of Literature

Seattle

Seattle

UNESCO City of Literature

Slemani

Slemani

UNESCO City of Literature

Tartu

Tartu

UNESCO City of Literature

Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk

UNESCO City of Literature

Utrecht

Utrecht

UNESCO City of Literature

Wonju

Wonju

UNESCO City of Literature

Wrocław

Wrocław

UNESCO City of Literature

 

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