Baghdad, Iraq, has been a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015. Located along the Tigris River and at the junction of historic trade roads, Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the country’s largest city.
Heidelberg, Germany, joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2014. In Heidelberg, literature is omnipresent. Taking a walk through the city, one finds publishing houses, bookshops and libraries around every corner.
Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been a UNESCO Cit of Literature since 2015. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and known to be a prolific centre of literary creation with an average of 850 books published each year.
Óbidos, Portugal, has been a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015. This ancient fortified city on the western coast has distinguished itself through a combination of heritage preservation and creatice innovation.
Ulyanovsk, Russia, has been a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015. The city, located by the Volga river, places strong emphasis on making literature a core priority and driver of its sustainable urban development.