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See The Largest Abandoned Cities In The World (Photos)

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ORDOS CITY

This is a city that is very quiet and silent unlike other cities, the town is very quiet and located in Kanbashi down south of Ordaz in Inner Mongolia, it is nearly empty town spanned 137 miles (ca. 220 km) and was built in the early 2000s which have over 1million residents and it cost over $1 billion to build this city. But now, the city is owned to just 1/10 of the population it's suppose to cater for. According to those who visit the city, the city is said to be a post-apocalyptic feel vacant, high rise building, half finished project and empty street. However, we can not conclude that the city is abandoned or empty.

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HASHIMA

HASHIMA (battle ship island) sit off the coast of Nagasaki and has been a ghost town for more than 40 years. It has 10-story apartment buildings, courtyards, corridors, restaurants and schools. It seems strange and impossible to think that no one lives there but no one probably should have live there in the first place. In early 1900s the Mitsubishi cooperation believe that the island was sitting upon a coal deposit and for the next years to come workers will harvest coal with around 400 000 tons of coal every year.


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PYRAMIDEL

This is an abandoned Russia mining village on an island that is only accessible by sea or snow mobile, because of the location which sit above the arctic circle of Norway, it hard to believe that people live there. This city was a thriving city back in the early 1900s when Sweden founded it in 1910, and a Soviet Union purchase it, and it was mine for the next 7 decade for its coal deposit.

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AKARMARA

Around 40 000 people live in this town, but if you have to visit the city now, you will only find visitors and few actual resident. Akarmara used be a mining town but the unprofitablity of coal industry took it toll, the resident number reduced and the mines shut down.

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HOUTOUWAN

This city was once a thriving fishing village on Shang shan island off China East Coast, it's used to be home to around 3 000 people but it was always quite hard to access and exceptionally remote.

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KOLMANSKOP

The name Zechariah Louella may not mean much to most people, but he is the reason why the township of Kolmanskop, in Southern Africa desert came to exist. He discovered the town when he stumbled across diamonds which makes him set up a massive diamond mining operation. After the whole diamond has been gotten, the town and the mining company was shut down

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GoldField

GOLDFIELD in Nevada is not entirely abandoned, it was established in the early 1900s like a gold mining town and was home to thousands of people. This goldfield produced more than $2million worth of gold. Once the gold rush was over, the gold field was abandoned.


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Top Comments
samagidikenneth · 07/2/2020
everything has time , even the cities u see now will one day become a story, like some cities in Nigeria now are fading away e.g Warri , some say old Warri but is gradually going like others too once the oil finished the cities will be deserted. God is wonderful
DanielYoung_05 · 07/1/2020
Is the cities cursed from anyone to enter there
GUEST_B5EMMAwGl · 07/28/2020
True! Jo'burg & Pretoria are next within a decade or so!
+260-97731**** · 07/23/2020
You should allow foreigners to live there

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