Famous ghost towns

Each of the towns became ghost himself, for various reasons. Pripyat people left because there was no longer to be. Another city is gone, along with the secret plant. Similar examples have the outcome in many countries around the world. People leave whole cities one by one with time and more they do not come back.

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The village of Capel Celine, Wales

In 1965, this small village in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales has been flooded for the purpose of construction of the reservoir. Among the water flow of the demolished buildings was a small chapel, a school, a post office and 12 houses and farms. A step to destroy the government of the whole village is still controversial - and it is not even that these people have lost their homes, and that it was one of the last communities whose members speak Welsh.

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Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast

This French city remained the main port and the colonial capital of Côte d'Ivoire, until 1896, when there was an outbreak of yellow fever. Many settlers died or fled the city, empty until now.

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Grytviken, South Georgia

Grytviken village located on the east coast of the peninsula Thatcher east of the Falkland Islands. He marked in the annals of history as the southernmost settlement in the world. Was initially created as a station for whalers now Grytviken serves as a tourist attraction, it is extremely popular due to the impressive picture of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and fjords. Besides, where else near the Antarctic, you can visit this village a ghost?

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Agdam, Azerbaijan

In all population of Agdam during the war in 1993, it was forced to flee to the east. The enemy occupied the city, destroyed a large part of it. One of the surviving buildings is the mosque, which, though not escaped serious injury, but still stands in one of the ghost town areas.

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Varosha, Cyprus

Varosha is part of the Cypriot city of Famagusta, in the 70's who was one of the most popular tourist destinations. During the Turkish invasion in 1974, all the inhabitants of Varosha fled the city. Wishing to return to has not yet been found.

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Pyramid Village, Russia

Shahterny settlement, based on the island of Spitsbergen near the coast of Norway. Initially, the island and the village it belonged to the Swedes, but were later sold to the USSR. In 1998, after the closure of the mines, the village was abandoned by its inhabitants. In the photos it produces quite an eerie feeling, is not it?

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Chaiten, Chile

The city was evacuated in 2008, when the volcano, remained silent for over 9000 years, suddenly woke up from hibernation. As a result, the river, on whose banks stood Chaiten, overflowed its banks and flooded the city. Even now, after 7 years, the degree of damage is unknown - most of the inhabitants moved to other places and not in a hurry to return home.

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Spinalonga, Crete

Originally, Spinalonga was not an island but a peninsula. In the 16th century, when everyone is tucked Venetians, they separated the peninsula and established an impregnable fortress. Already in the early 20th century, the island was used as a leper colony, and the way he remained until 1965, when he left the last occupant. To date, Spinalonga is a tourist attraction, which consider it their duty to visit all who come to Crete.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Almost the entire population of this French village was brutally cut in 1944 by German SS men. Although close to built a new village of Oradour-sur-Glane it was decided to retain in memory of the 642 men, women and children who were killed during the war.

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Seseña, Spain

This city, at the stage of construction known as the "Manhattan of Madrid" because of its proximity to the capital and luxury apartment, was designed for 30 thousand people. Due to the economic downturn most of the houses that were to be built, have not been completed, and their owners are trying by hook or by crook to get rid of the burden that brought them so much damage. Huge tourist complex is completely empty, and you will never hear the laughter of children here and not feel the smell of cooking food.

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Plymouth, Montserrat

Plymouth, based on the island of Montserrat, a British colony in the Caribbean, he was buried under a layer of ash and mud in 1995, when the volcano Soufrière Hills monster of itself lava and stones. Half of the residents left the island in 1997, for fear of re-eruption, after which, they claimed, here and not a stone was left. However, their fears were not confirmed, but now inhabited by only the northern part of the city. On the hard-hit by the eruption of the southern part of the passage is strictly prohibited.

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Villa Epecuén, Argentina

More than 20 years of a tourist village (as in the old days the whole city) was buried under the waters of Lake Epekuen. November 10, 1985 in the Argentine Atlantis misfortune struck: on the lake burst dam, residents of the house Lago Epekuen gradually began to fill the water. By 1993, an underwater ghost town was located at a depth of 10 meters. In recent years, the water level began to drop, exposing the city ruins.

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Argentieri, Italy

The former mining town founded in Sardinia, Argentieri takes its name from the silver mines ( "argento" - Silver), is located here. When silver deposits began to gradually dry out, and the mines, in the end, covered, residents flocked in search of a better life, leaving it pretty creepy place.

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Tomioka, Japan

Prior to the accident at the nuclear power plant in Tomioka were about 11 thousand people. March 11, 2011 after the tsunami and the earthquake that caused the tragedy, around the plant area has become a zone of alienation. The city lives only one person - Matssusimo Naoto - refused to leave his home, located, like all Tomioka, in an area with high levels of radiation.