October 12th, 2011Top 10 Deserted Places in the World
The world seems to be really crowded everywhere these days. The number of people gets higher, thus I come to think if is still there a place that nobody lives. So I come up with the following top 10 deserted places around the world.
10. Hashima Island, Japan
Known as Battleship Island and once a coal mine facility way back in 1887 up to 1974. It was deserted when the coal mine industry in Hashima closed down.
9. Centralia, United States of America
Mostly known as Town of Fire, deserted by residents due to underground mine fire. In 2010, 10 residents remained in the borough.
8. Belchite, Zaragosa, Spain
Deserted in 1937 due to Spanish Civil War.
7. Oradour-Sur-Glane, France
Destroyed in June 10, 1944by by a German Waffen-SS company through massive massacre.
6. Maunsell Sea Forts UK
Used as fortified during World War 2 in United Kingdom and later in 1950s, this fort was decommissioned.
5. Bodie California, USA
Used to be a mining camp way back in 1859 and the village economy started to decline in 1915 and getting worse in 1942 where everything closed down.
4. Humberstone, Chile
Used to be a nitrate town and deserted since 1958 due to rapid decline.
3. Kolmanskop, Namibia
Was a rich mining village and totally deserted when diamond mining here gradually exhausted in 1954.
2. Craco, Italy
A hill town that was deserted due to economic decline and natural disasters such as landslides and earthquake since 1972.
1. Pripyat, Chernobyl Ukraine
A nuclear city which housed residents in 1970 to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers however deserted in 1986 due to nuclear accidents or mostly known as “Chernobyl disaster”.