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Jurassic Coast

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: United Kingdom
Best of: Coast, Landscape
Description:
The cliff exposures along the Dorset and East Devon coast provide an almost continuous sequence of rock formations spanning the Mesozoic Era, or some 185 million years of the earth's history. The area's important fossil sites and classic coastal geomorphologic features have contributed to the study of earth sciences for over 300 years.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Jurassic Coast", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.