Ghost towns

We offer you a selection of photos of ghost towns of our time, which are scattered around the world.

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Dallol, Ethiopia

Former mine for mining sylvite, potassium salt and was abandoned in the late 60s. Most of the buildings on site were built of salt blocks. Currently it considered Dallol settlement with the highest average temperature. In the period from 1960 to 1966, the average annual temperature is 35 degrees Celsius.

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Most of the buildings on site were built of salt blocks.

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Currently, Dallol is considered a settlement with the highest annual average temperature. In the period from 1960 to 1966, the average annual temperature is 35 degrees Celsius.

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Nova Cidade de Kilamba New Town (Kilamba), near Luanda, Angola

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This town is near the Angolan capital Luanda was designed and built several years ago, the International Chinese Investment Corporation Property Management.

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At the time of completion of the project he was sheltering about 500 thousand people. Become houses for future indigenous inhabitants were 750 multi-colored vocmietazhki.

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The city also has all the necessary infrastructure: 12 schools, shopping malls, movie theaters, five-star hotel.

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Kolmanskop, Namibia

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The town Kolmanskop was founded in 1908 as a result of the diamond fever in Namibia. But after the First World War, when the "diamond reserves" dried up, the city was deserted and was soon abandoned.

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Taverga, Libya

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Back in 2006, the population of the Libyan city Taverga amounted to 24, 223 people. But in 2011, as a result of the military conflict between the opposition and the government, the city has lost almost all of its inhabitants. To date, once a thriving Taverga became completely deserted.

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Pomona, Namibia

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Once upon a time in the 1910s there was the richest diamond mine. The story goes that produced about 1 million carats in the local diamond mine. Now it Shpergebit - area with limited access.

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Pyramid Russian Miner settlement Svalbard, Norway

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The settlement was founded by Sweden in 1910, but in 1927 sold to the Soviet Union, what resembles a bust of Lenin in the city center. Mines and, as a consequence, settlement, were closed for access in 1998 and since then has remained intact.

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The current owner of Trust "Arcticugol" (since 2007) restores the hotel and soon for everyone to wander through the ghost town, will be conducted tours.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France

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The village was destroyed in 1944, and its 642 residents, including 205 children and 247 women were killed by German soldiers June 10, 1944. Only 47-year-old Marguerite Ruffansh able to miraculously survive.

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Adolf Dieckmann, commander of the SS, blamed for the massacre in the city on the local guerrillas

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On the orders of the former French President Charles de Gaulle, Oradour-sur-Glane was not restored and became a museum city, the ruins of which are intended to remind future generations of the Second World War.

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Kayakoy, south-west Turkey

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The village was founded on the territory of the ancient Greek city Karmiless in the middle of the 18th century. The Greek population left the village because of the Greco-Turkish War. As usual it is now an open air museum with beautifully preserved buildings in the Greek style, as well as two churches.

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Oily, Switzerland

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City simulation was built to train the Swiss army.

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Koupenhil Down, Wiltshire, England

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Built in full size by the British Ministry of Defense as a copy of a German village in 1988 for the training of fighting in the city.

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Dellerskhaym, Austria

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As a result of the policy of forced Austria's accession to the Nazi Germany in 1938, he has suffered this 900-year-old village and a few neighbors. Hitler, despite the fact that his paternal grandmother is buried in Dellerskhayme ordered in place of villages to make training bases for the Wehrmacht. At the moment, this territory belongs to the armed forces of Austria.

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Great Blasket Island, Ireland

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Up to 1953 on the island lived mainly of fishing communities, but soon the population was reduced to 22 people, and then did the island became uninhabited.

Village Pegrema, Karelia, Russia

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Pegrema is a fine example of wooden architecture. The village was abandoned after the Revolution.

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Pripyat, Ukraine

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The city, named after the river flowing near Pripyat, lasted only 16 years. All 45,000 residents were evacuated a few days after the Chernobyl accident in April 1986. The city has an amusement park, worked only a few hours and a train station on the outskirts of the city.

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The fashionable residential quarter of Francisco Hernando El Kinen, Seseña, Spain

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During the construction boom in the early 2000s was built this was supposed to be a prestigious residential complex of 13 200 flats. Construction budget amounted to almost $ 12 billion. Oddly enough, but such utilities as water and gas for some reason were not in the plans of the builders. Maybe that's why so few apartments were sold and only a third of the steel sold residential.

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Sanchzhi or "ruins of the future" Taiwan

In 1980, for the construction of homes of the future project in Taiwan Sanchzhi city was abandoned due to investment losses as well as many car accidents. Now, from the city of the future, he has turned into ruins and the future become one of the most bizarre among ghost towns. Futuristic homes, largely resembling flying saucers were destroyed between 2008 and 2010 years.

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Little Paris or Tianducheng, near Shanghai, China

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To date, this protected area, but was conceived as a city-Tianducheng copy of Paris. In a small Paris, of course, there is the Eiffel Tower, and the whole architectural ensembles of the original Paris and even the Champ de Mars. Dwelling houses are able to accommodate at least 100 thousand people, but its actual population of little more than 2,000.

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Chenggong, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

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In the Chinese ghost town Chenggong began living less than 10% of all homes built.

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Centralia, PA

In 1856 in Centralia opened two coal mines. The population of all arriving and already in 1890, there were 2761 people. The city has about 5 hotels, 7 churches, 2 theaters, 14 supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as 27 bars. Mine operated until the end of 1960, but after a fire in one of them, its population began to decline, and by 2010 there were only 10 people. By the way, the underground fire is still going on.

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Plymouth, Montserrat Island, Lesser Antilles, West Indies

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The city was deserted as a result of waking up in July 1995 the volcano. By 1997, all inhabitants of the island were evacuated.

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Bodie, California

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The city was founded around the mine in 1859, a group of miners. In 1876Ctandard company found another large deposit of gold ore, and, as usual, the Body of a small village has turned into the largest city in California. Since the late 1880s, the population began to decline rapidly. In 1900, its population was 965 inhabitants, and by 1940 only 40 inhabitants.

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Fordlandiya Brazil

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This city was founded by none other than Henry Ford in 1928. Instead of purchasing expensive British rubber for his factory, he decided to provide him with the Brazilian rubber, and why the city needed Fordlandiya.

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The venture proved to be extremely unfortunate, because rubber trees do not take root in the hilly and barren Brazilian soil. Residents were forced to wear special badges with their identification code, and there are only American products. These conditions have led to an uprising in 1930, which was suppressed by the Brazilian army.

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Chaiten, Chile

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As a result of the eruption of the volcano of the same name, which woke up after 9000 years of sleep, the city turned into a ghost. A week after the eruption, he still was buried in lava and ashes.

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Grytviken whaling was built as a fishing company Captain Carl Larsen in 1904. In December 1966 it was closed to outsiders, but the church in the territory is still sometimes used for marriages. The residents had its own cinema (photo below, in 1933), but a couple of years ago it was destroyed.

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