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Bannack, Montana, a well preserved ghost town that is now a State Park.
Bannack, Montana, a well preserved ghost town that is now a State Park.

A ghost town is a town that has been abandoned, usually because the economic activity that supported it has failed or because of natural or human-caused disasters such as war. The word is sometimes used in a deprecative sense to include areas where the current population is significantly less than it once was. It may be a partial ghost town such as Tonopah, Nevada or a neighborhood where people no longer live (like Love Canal). A tourist ghost town has significant economic activity from tourism, such as Oatman, Arizona, or numerous sites in Egypt, but cannot sustain itself except by tourism. A true ghost town is totally abandoned, such as Bodie, California, but often will see visitors. A ghost town may be a site where little or nothing remains above the soil surface, e.g. Babylon. Often a ghost town will still have significant art and architecture, e.g. Vijayanagara in India or Changan in China. Most large countries and regions contain locations that can be considered ghost towns. A ghost town is a town that has been abandoned. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 162 KB)Digital photo taken by Marc Averette I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 162 KB)Digital photo taken by Marc Averette I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Bannack, Montana, founded in 1862, is now a ghost town. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... Tonopah is a census-designated place located in Nye County, Nevada. ... Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America (USA). ... Oatman, Arizona is a mining town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County (elevation 2700/896 m) which began as a tent camp soon after two prospectors struck a $10 million gold find in 1915, though the area had been already settled for a number of years. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). ... Vijayanagara (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಗರ, English: ) is in Bellary District, northern Karnataka. ... For the town in the Guangdong province of China, see Changan Town Changan (Simplified Chinese: 长安; Traditional Chinese: 長安; pinyin: Chángān; Wade_Giles: Chang_an) is the ancient capital of more than 10 dynasties in China. ...


Some ghost towns are tourist attractions, such as Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay, outside Lüderitz, Namibia. This is especially true of those that preserve interesting architecture. Visiting, writing about, and photographing them is a minor industry. Other ghost towns may be overgrown, difficult to access, dangerous or illegal to visit. Tourist redirects here. ... Kolmanskop is a small mining village a few km inland from Luderitz, on the southern couast of Namibia. ... Elizabeth Bay is a ghost town in southern Namibia. ... Lüderitz, Namibia Lüderitz, Namibia is a harbour town on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. ...

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Factors creating ghost towns

As with many gold rush towns, the once thriving community of Cassilis is now abandoned
As with many gold rush towns, the once thriving community of Cassilis is now abandoned

Factors leading to abandonment of towns include depleted natural resources (as was the case of Smeerenburg and Grytviken), or natural resources such as water no longer being available, railways and motorways bypassing or no longer accessing the town (as was the case in many of the ghost towns along Ontario's historic Opeongo Line), shifting economic activity elsewhere, human intervention such as highway rerouting (as was the case with many towns located along U.S. route 66, when motorists bypassed the towns on the faster moving I-44 and I-40), river rerouting (the Aral Sea being one example of this), and nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl. Significant fatality rates from epidemics have also produced ghost towns; for example, some places in eastern Arkansas were abandoned after near-total mortality (over 7,000 Arkansans died [2] during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and 1919). The Middle East has many ghost towns, created when the shifting of politics or fall of empires caused capital cities to be socially or economically unviable, e.g., Ctesiphon. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x853, 524 KB) Cassilis Historical Park. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x853, 524 KB) Cassilis Historical Park. ... Cassilis Mine, circa 1900 Cassilis is a ghost town in Victoria, Australia. ... The settlement of Smeerenburg on Amsterdam Island in north-west Svalbard, originated with Dutch whalers before 1620: one of Europes northernmost outposts. ... Cumberland Bay and Thatcher Peninsula with King Edward Cove (Grytviken) Grytviken (Swedish for Pot Cove; Grytvika/Grytviken in Norwegian) is the principal settlement in the United Kingdom territory of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... The Opeongo Line was a one of a series of settlement roads planned by the Canadian government in the 1850s to encourage development of northeastern Ontario. ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... Interstate 44 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... The Aral Sea (Kazakh: Арал Теңізі, Aral Tengizi, Uzbek: , Russian: Аральскοе мοре) is a landlocked endorheic sea in Central Asia; it lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, in the south. ... This article is about the city of Chernobyl. ... In epidemiology, an epidemic (from [[Latin language] epi- upon + demos people) is a disease that appears as new cases in a given human population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially exceeds what is expected, based on recent experience (the number of new cases in the population during... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was a category 5 influenza pandemic caused by an unusually severe and deadly Influenza A virus strain of subtype H1N1. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Ctesiphon, 1932 Ctesiphon (Parthian and Pahlavi: Tyspwn as well as Tisfun, Persian: ‎, also known as in Arabic Madain, Maden or Al-Madain: المدائن) is one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia and the capital of the Parthian Empire and its successor, the Sassanid Empire, for more than 800 years...


Natural disasters can also create ghost towns. After being flooded over 30 times since their town was founded in 1845, residents of Pattonsburg, Missouri had enough after two floods in 1993. With government help, the whole town was rebuilt three miles away, now known as New Pattonsburg, leaving the old Pattonsburg behind as a ghost town. Pattonsburg is a city located in Daviess County, Missouri. ...


Accidental land contamination can also create a ghost town. This is what happened to Times Beach, a suburb of St. Louis. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


Ghost towns may also be created when land is expropriated by a government and everyone living there is told to leave, such as when NASA needed a rocket propulsion testing center and built the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, which required a very large (approximately 34 square miles) surrounding buffer zone because of the loud noise and potential dangers associated with testing huge rockets. This created abandoned communities and roads overgrown in the middle of the forest. There are also underwater ghost towns brought about by the building of dams. A good example of this would be the settlement of Loyston, Tennessee, which was inundated by the creation of Norris Lake. The settlement was reorganized and continues to exist today on nearby higher ground. Centralia in Pennsylvania was abandoned due to a dangerous underground coal fire, but since some residents chose to stay despite the dangers, it cannot be classified as a true ghost town. Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... This article is about vehicles powered by rocket engines. ... The John C. Stennis Space Center (or SSC), located in Hancock County, Mississippi at the Mississippi/Louisiana border, is NASAs largest rocket engine test facility. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Buffer Zone is one of the neighborhoods of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ... Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Revived ghost towns

A few ghost towns even manage a second life, often due to the tourism surrounding ghost towns of historic note propagating an economy able to support residents. Walhalla, Australia, for example, was a town deserted after its gold mine ceased operation. Owing in part to its relative accessibility and partly to proximity to other attractive locations, Walhalla has had a recent surge in economy and population. View of part Walhalla, showing mainly original buildings - including the fire station built over the creek - as well as some reconstructed ones. ...


The second largest city of Egypt, Alexandria was a flourishing city in the Ancient era, but declined during the Middle Ages, qualifying as a ghost town in the 19th century with only 150 inhabitants. Only the Modern period has seen its growth into a city of 3.5 to 5 million inhabitants. This article is about the city in Egypt. ...


Ghost towns around the world

Americas

Argentina

Most European immigrants to Argentina settled in the cities, which offered jobs, education, and other opportunities that enabled newcomers to enter the middle class. Many also settled in the growing small towns along the expanding railway system. Since the 1930s, many rural workers have moved to the big cities.


The 1990s saw many rural towns become ghost towns when train services ceased and local products manufactured on a small scale were replaced by massive amounts of cheap imported goods. Some ghost towns near cities offer touristic attractions, especially during weekends. For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Canada

Ghost towns are seen in Northern Ontario, Central Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador (see outport) and in Quebec. Some of these were logging towns or dual mining and logging sites, often developed at the behest of the company. In British Columbia, they were predominantly mining towns and prospecting camps as well as canneries and, in one or two cases, large smelter and pulp mill towns. Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... Central Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between Georgian Bay and the eastern end of Lake Ontario. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ...


British Columbia has more ghost towns than any other jurisdiction on the North American continent, with one estimate at the number of abandoned and semi-abandoned towns and localities upwards of 1500.[1] Some ghost towns have revived their economies and populations due to historical and eco-tourism, such as Barkerville, once the largest town north of Kamloops, which is now a year-round Provincial Museum. See also: List of ghost towns in British Columbia. Barkerville was a gold rush town in British Columbia, Canada and is currently preserved as a historic town. ... Locator map for Kamloops, BC Kamloops is a city in central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River. ... This is a list of ghost towns in the Canadian province of British Columbia, including those still partly-inhabited as well as those completely abandoned or derelict. ...


Chile

Most of the ghost towns in Chile have once been mining camps or lumber mills, such as the many saltpeter mining camps that prospered in from the end of the Saltpeter War until the invention of synthetic saltpeter during the First World War. The ghost towns of Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works in the middle of the Atacama Desert were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2005. In matters of copper the mining camp of Sewell high up in the Andes of Central Chile became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Despite protection laws most of this ghost town suffer "tourist looting" due to the lack of vigilance among other reasons. R-phrases   S-phrases   Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Combatants Republic of Peru Republic of Bolivia Republic of Chile Commanders Juan Buendía, Andrés Cáceres, Miguel Grau Manuel Baquedano, Patricio Lynch, Juan Williams Strength Peru-Bolivian Army 7,000 soldiers in 1878 Peruvian Navy 2 ironclad, 1 corvette, 1 gunboat Army of Chile 4,000 soldiers in... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works are two former saltpeter refineries located in northern Chile. ... Atacama Desert The Atacama Desert is a virtually rainless plateau in South America, extending 966 km (600 mi) between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Sewell is a mining camp located in central Chile on the slopes of the Andes, altitude between 2,000 and 2,250 metres. ... This article is about the mountain system in South America. ... This article is about the natural region beetwen Aconcagua and Bío-Bio River in Chile. ... Vigilance is the act of watching for something to happen, of watching for danger. ...


Port Famine (Spanish: Puerto Hambre) is arguable Chile's oldest ghost town. It was founded in the Strait of Magellan in 1584 by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Starvation and the cold climate killed all of the inhabitants. The English navigator, Sir Thomas Cavendish landed at the site in 1587 he found only ruins of the settlement. He renamed the place Port Famine. The coast near Puerto Hambre. ... A map of the Strait of Magellan The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland Chile, South America and north of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. ... 1584 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532 - 1592) was a Spanish explorer, author, historian, astronomer, scientist, and humanist. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A navigator is the person onboard a ship responsible for the navigation of the vessel. ... Thomas Cavendish (1555-1592) was born in Trimley St. ...


Other lesser known ghost towns are located in the southern part of the Chilean Coast Range, were they once were lumbermills were Fitzroya were cut down to make roof shingles, as they it was a typical element of Chilota architecture. The Chilean Coast Range (Spanish: Cordillera de la Costa) is a mountain range that runs southward parallel with the Andean Mountains, from the morro de Arica to the Taitao Peninsula where it ends together with the Nazca Plate. ... Binomial name Fitzroya cupressoides (Molina) I.M.Johnst. ... The largest (6000 m²) wooden shingle roof in Europe: Zakopane, Poland Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. ... Chilotan architecture is a unique architectural style that is mainly restricted to Chiloe Island and nearby areas. ...


Guyana

Jonestown in Guyana became a ghost town because of the mass suicide of the Peoples Temple community that lived there. This article is about the Peoples Temple settlement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mexico

Real de Catorce was once a flourishing silver mining town in northern Mexico. Its dramatic landscapes and buildings have been used by Hollywood for movies such as The Mexican (2001) with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Recent efforts to adapt the town to tourism have created a mixture of ghost town and touristic site adapted to visitors in search of interesting history south of the border. The site of Ojuela was a tiny mining settlement located northwest of the mexican city of Torreon, Coahuila in (North Mexico). ... The town of Real de Catorce or Real (pronounced reh-al in Spanish) as it is called, is located in the desert of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, at high altitude of 9,000 feet (2743 meters), in the Sierra de Catorce mountain range. ... The town of Real de Catorce or Real (pronounced reh-al in Spanish) as it is called, is located in the desert of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, at high altitude of 9,000 feet (2743 meters), in the Sierra de Catorce mountain range. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... The Mexican redirects here. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ...


USA

Main article: List of ghost towns in the United States
A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California.
A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California.

There are many ghost towns in the American Great Plains, whose rural areas have lost a third of their population since 1920. There are more than 6,000 abandoned sites of settlement in the state of Kansas alone, according to Kansas historian Daniel Fitzgerald. Thousands of communities in the northern plains states like North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana became railroad ghost towns when a rail-line failed to materialize. Hundreds more were abandoned when the US Highway System replaced the railroads as America's favorite mode of travel. Ghost towns are common in mining or old mill town areas: Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, and California in the western United States and West Virginia in the eastern USA. They can be observed as far south as Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia and Florida. When the resources that had created an employment boom in these towns played out, eventually the businesses ceased to exist, and the people moved on to more productive areas. Sometimes a ghost town consists of many old abandoned buildings (like in Bodie, California), other times there are simply structures or foundations of former buildings (i.e., Graysonia, Arkansas). Even some of the earliest settlements in the US are or have been ghost towns, such as Jamestown, Virginia and the Zwaanendael Colony in Delaware. . ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 140 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Ghost town Wikipedia:Featured pictures visible Bodie, California User talk:Aarchiba Wikipedia:Featured pictures candidates/April-2005 Wikipedia:Featured Pictures Candidates/Bodie ghost town. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 140 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Ghost town Wikipedia:Featured pictures visible Bodie, California User talk:Aarchiba Wikipedia:Featured pictures candidates/April-2005 Wikipedia:Featured Pictures Candidates/Bodie ghost town. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Graysonia, Arkansas is a ghost town and once boomtown in Clark County, Arkansas. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ...


Old mining camps that have lost most of their population at some stage of their history, such as Central City, Colorado; Aspen, Colorado; Virginia City, Montana; Marysville, Montana; Tombstone, Arizona; Deadwood, South Dakota; Park City, Utah; Crested Butte, Colorado; or Cripple Creek, Colorado are sometimes included in the category, although they are active towns and cities today. Central City is the county seat of Gilpin County, Colorado. ... The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. ... Virginia City, from the road agent cemetery on the hill. ... Motto: Nickname: {{{nickname}}} [[Image:{{{map}}}|{{{map size}}}px|Location of Marysville, Montana]] Founded 1876 Incorporated {{{incorporated}}} County Lewis and Clark County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor {{{mayor}}} Area  - Total  - Water .4 square miles 0 square miles 0%  Population  - City (2000)  - Density  - Metropolitan 83 {{{density}}}/km²  {{{metro pop}}}  Time zone Mountain... Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA, founded in 1879 in what was then the Arizona Territory. ... A photograph of Deadwood in 1876. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Mount Crested Butte Resort Often called the last great Colorado ski town, Crested Butte is a small resort town located in Gunnison County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Downtown Cripple Creek The city of Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp on the southern slopes of Pikes Peak. ...


A recent attempt to declare an "Official Ghost Town" in California collapsed when the adherents of the town of Calico, in Southern California, and those of Bodie, in Northern California, could not come to an agreement as to which of their favorites was more deserving. Calico in the Mojave Desert Calico in the evening Calico, California is a ghost town located in the Mojave Desert region of Southern California. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...

The derelict British base in Whalers Bay, Deception Island destroyed by volcano eruption
The derelict British base in Whalers Bay, Deception Island destroyed by volcano eruption

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 826 pixel, file size: 696 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture published by the author Lyubomir Ivanov. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 826 pixel, file size: 696 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture published by the author Lyubomir Ivanov. ...

Antarctica

The oldest ghost town in Antarctica is located in Deception Island, where in 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers Bay as a base for a factory ship, the Gobernador Bories. Other whaling operations followed suit, and by 1914 there were 13 factory ships based there. Deception Island is an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica. ...


Antarctica also has many more-recently abandoned scientific and military bases, especially in the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Peninsula map Booth Island and Mount Scott flank the narrow Lemaire Channel on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. ...

The ghost town of Grytviken with the Manager Villa turned into South Georgia Museum
The ghost town of Grytviken with the Manager Villa turned into South Georgia Museum

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South Georgia

The Antarctic island of South Georgia used to have several thriving whaling settlements during the first half of the 20th century, with a combined population exceeding 2,000 in some years. These included Grytviken (operating 1904-64), Leith Harbour (1909-65), Ocean Harbour (1909-20), Husvik (1910-60), Stromness (1912-61) and Prince Olav Harbour (1917-34). The abandoned settlements have become increasingly dilapidated, and remain uninhabited nowadays except for the Museum curator's family at Grytviken. The jetty, the church, and dwelling and industrial buildings at Grytviken have recently been renovated by the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, becoming a popular tourist destination. Some historical buildings in the other settlements are being restored too. For other uses, see Antarctica (disambiguation). ... Motto Leo Terram Propriam Protegat(Latin) Let the Lion protect his own land or May the Lion protect his own land Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Grytviken (King Edward Point) Official languages English Government British overseas territory  -  Head of State Queen Elizabeth II  -  Commissioner Alan Huckle Area  -  Total 3... Cumberland Bay and Thatcher Peninsula with King Edward Cove (Grytviken) Grytviken (Swedish for Pot Cove; Grytvika/Grytviken in Norwegian) is the principal settlement in the United Kingdom territory of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Formerly a royal burgh, Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Historical and modern settlements of South Georgia Island, showing Ocean Harbour Ocean Harbour ( ) is a deeply indented bay on the north coast of South Georgia which is entered 1. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Husvik is a former whaling station on the north-central coast of South Georgia Island. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stromness is a former whaling station on the northern coast of South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Prince Olav Harbour Prince Olav Harbour ( ) is a small harbour in the southwest portion of Cook Bay, entered between Point Abrahamsen and Sheep Point, along the north coast of South Georgia. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto Leo Terram Propriam Protegat(Latin) Let the Lion protect his own land or May the Lion protect his own land Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Grytviken (King Edward Point) Official languages English Government British overseas territory  -  Head of State Queen Elizabeth II  -  Commissioner Alan Huckle Area  -  Total 3...


Australia

Similar to the United States, Canada and other former frontier countries, most ghost towns in Australia were usually formed after the end of mining operations or the removal of railway services. They are spread throughout the country and are located in every state and territory. Some ghost towns in Australia include Cassilis in Victoria, Farina in the far north of South Australia, Cossack, Wittenoom, and Goldsworthy in Western Australia. Ravenswood in north-eastern Queensland was a ghost town for many years, due to the declining gold rushes, but new gold discoveries in the area and improved mineral processing technologies, has boosted the economy of the area and revived the town. Cassilis Mine, circa 1900 Cassilis is a ghost town in Victoria, Australia. ... VIC redirects here. ... Farina () a town in the far north of South Australia. ... For the song, see South Australia (song). ... Cossack police quarters and gaol, now backpacker accommodation. ... Wittenoom () is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia about 1,106 km north north east of Perth. ... Goldsworthy (20°20′S 119°31′E) was a mining town in Western Australia not far from Port Hedland. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... There are many places named Ravenswood: In Australia: Ravenswood, Tasmania, suburb of Launceston In the United Kingdom: Ravenswood, Scottish Borders Ravenswood, West Sussex Ravenswood, Ipswich In the United States: Ravenswood, West Virginia In Beowulf: A forest in Sweden where there was a battle between Geats and Swedes. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


Europe

In Europe, many villages were abandoned over the ages, for many different reasons. Sometimes, wars and genocide end a town's life, and it is never resettled. This happened to the Swedish town Sjöstad, in Närke, in 1260, when the town's 700 merchants had crossed the ice of Lake Vättern and been cut down by the Danes. The Danes then proceeded to the town, ravaging and burning it. The town was never resettled. A farm named Skyrstad, ruins and a silver treasure which yielded 4000 coins are all that testify to its existence (see abandoned village). In the United Kingdom, the once thriving farming village of Knaptoft in Leicestershire was abandoned after it was razed by puritan parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War and was never resettled. The ruins of the former church still exist as a graveyard, with graves even occupying ground inside the ruins of the church. The villages of Imber on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire and Tyneham near Dorset's historic Jurassic Coast, as well as several villages within the Stanford Battle Area in Norfolk, were evacuated by the British Army, and the abandoned buildings are now used for training exercises. Natural disasters also play a role. For example, the erupting volcano of Vesuvius famously terminated Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy in AD 79. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Närke is the name of a geographical region in Sweden which can refer to: Nericia, or Närke - a historical Province of Sweden Part of Örebro County, or Örebro län - a current County of Sweden Part of Närke and Värmland County, or Närkes och V... The magnificent Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated in 1260. ... On the country map, the slit-shaped lake Vättern is easily identified in the south Lake Vättern Vättern is the second largest lake (by surface area) in Sweden, after lake Vänern. ... An example of an abandoned village An abandoned village is a village which has for some reason been deserted. ... Knaptoft is a civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, with a population of around 50. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... For the record label, see Puritan Records. ... The phrase Parliamentarian can have different meanings based on its context: Most generally something parliamentarian is especially associated with a parliament or parliamentary system The proper noun Parliamentarian is a Member of Parliament, especially one who is particularly adept in the chamber, or an officer of a legislature charged with... For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... Imber is an abandoned village in Wiltshire, in England. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Tyneham is a ghost village in south Dorset, England, near Lulworth on the Isle of Purbeck. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. ... The Stanford Battle Area, also known as the Stanford Training Area (STANTA), is a British Army infantry training area situated in the English county of Norfolk. ... Norfolk (IPA: //) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a volcano east of Naples, Italy, located at 40°49′N 14°26′ E. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland, although it is not currently erupting. ... For other uses, see Pompeii (disambiguation). ... Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) is an ancient Roman town, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano. ... AD redirects here. ... This article is about the year 79. ...


This process continues to this day, with the village of Etzweiler in northwestern Germany being abandoned in the 1990s to make way for a coal mine [3] [4]. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal (pronounced ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ...


Pyramiden (Norwegian, meaning "the pyramid", Russian: Пирамида) was a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. It was founded by Sweden in 1910, and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927. The settlement, with a one time population of 1,000 inhabitants, was abandoned in the late-1990s by its owner, the state-owned Soviet company Trust Artikugol, and is now a ghost town. There are no restrictions on visiting Pyramiden. However, visitors may not enter any buildings without permission, even if the doors are open. Most buildings are now locked. Pyramiden is accessible by boat or snowmobile. Guided tours are available (in Russian, Norwegian, and English). Coal mining facilities in Pyramiden, 2005 Main street with wooden Siberian-style barracks, 2005 Central square with Lenin statue and sports center, 2005 Pyramiden (Swedish, meaning the pyramid, Russian: , piramida) was a Russian settlement and coal mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. ...


The city of Prypiat and dozens of smaller settlements in northern Ukraine and southern Belarus were abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and turned into a closed alienation zone. The area has been largely untouched since then, and as such it functions as a large time capsule of the late Soviet era. There is an online photojournal of this area. Pripyat Abandoned village near Pripyat View of Chernobyl from Pripyat The Ukrainian city of Prypyat (При́пять) (in Russian, Pripyat (При́пять), located (51°22′60″ N 30°6′0″ E) in the north of Ukraine near the Belarus border, is an abandoned city. ... The nuclear power plant at Chernobyl prior to the completion of the sarcophagus. ... Entrance to the Zone of Alienation Abandoned living blocks in the Zone The Zone of Alienation, which is variously referred to as The Chernobyl Zone, The 30 Kilometer Zone, The Zone of Exclusion, The Fourth Zone, or just The Zone (Ukrainian official designation: Зона відчуження Чорнобильської АЕС, zona vidchuzhennya Chornobylskoyi AES, colloquially... For other uses, see Time capsule (disambiguation). ... CCCP redirects here. ...


Several Ghost towns were created in Ireland in the latter half of the nineteenth century, particularly in the west of the country, due to a combination of the potato famine and economic decline brought on by the famine. These now consist primarily of knee high ruins of cottages. Notable ghost towns are on Achill Island and in the Burren area of county Clare. A more recent ghost town was created in the 1950s on Great Blasket island, where island life became unfeasible and the island was depopulated. The Island is only accessible to tourists in the summer months. Potato famine may mean or refer to: The Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849) The Highland Potato Famine (1846 - 1857) The potato famines of the mid 19th century arose from an infestation of potato blight, Phytophthora infestans, which spread across Europe in the 1840s. ... Location of Achill Island. ... Categories: Ireland-place stubs | Geography of Ireland ... Abandoned houses on Great Blasket Island Great Blasket (An Blascaod Mór in Irish) is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland. ...


The Île aux Marins of the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon groups of islands. ÃŽle aux Marins // ÃŽle aux Marins ÃŽle aux Marins (formally known as ÃŽle aux Chiens) is a ghost town and island located near the French island of Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. ... Motto: A Mare Labor(Latin) From the Sea, Work[] Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Saint-Pierre Official languages French Government  - President of the General Council Stéphane Artano  - Préfet (Prefect) Yves Fauqueur Collectivité doutre-mera of France   - ceded by the UKe 30 May 1814   - Territoire d...


In Finland, which is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, most people live in the biggest towns, and some villages near the Russian border and in Lapland are nearly abandoned. Lappi, or the Province of Lapland is one of the Provinces of Finland, and a part of the larger geographical area of Lapland, which spans over four countries. ...


Hundreds of villages were abandoned during the Ottoman wars in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 16-17th century. Many of them were never repopulated but generally they are not classified as ghost towns because few visible traces remained of them. Real ghost towns are rare in present-day Hungary, except the abandoned villages of Derenk (left in 1943) and Nagygéc (left in 1970). Due to the decrease of rural population beginning in the 1980s dozens of villages are now threatened with abandonment. The first village officially declared as "died out" was Gyűrűfű in the end of the 1970s but later it was repopulated as an eco-village. Sometimes depopulated villages were successfully saved as small rural resorts like Kán, Tornakápolna, Szanticska, Gorica and Révfalu. Look up Ottoman, ottoman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Abaújlak-Szanticska is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Hungary. ...


While Athens, Greece, experienced severe decline after the end of the Byzantine Empire, it may never have been a ghost town, although it certainly came close, dwindling to some 3,000 or 4,000 people by the 19th century. It has since gone back to being a major city. Rome experienced similar declines, but it, too, hasn't been completely abandoned (one of its lowest estimated populations was 17,000 in 1347, down from more than a million in Imperial times[citation needed]). This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411). ...


Bulgaria

An increasing number of settlements in Bulgaria are becoming ghost towns as a result of the ongoing demographic decline of that country since the late 20th century. According to the 2001 census there were 138 uninhabited villages, estimated to have become over 150 by 2006. There are such ghost villages in 16 out of the 28 provinces of the country, more numerous in Gabrovo Province (57 in 2001), Veliko Tarnovo Province (34), Kardzhali, Blagoebgrad, Burgas, and Lovech Provinces. Some Bulgarian villages may avoid that fate thanks to immigration of settlers from abroad, mainly from the United Kingdom but also other EU countries, former Soviet republics, even Israel, Japan etc.[2][3] (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gabrovo province shown within Bulgaria Gabrovo is a small province lying at the geographical centre of Bulgaria. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Veliko Tarnovo is a province in the middle of the northern part of Bulgaria. ... Kurdzhali province shown within Bulgaria Kardzhali (Bulgarian: ; Turkish: ) is a province of southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece with the Greek prefectures of Xanthi and Rodhopi to the south and east. ... Blagoevgrad Province (Bulgarian: област Благоевград, oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област, Blagoevgradska oblast), also known as Pirin Macedonia (Bulgarian: Пиринска Македония, Pirinska Makedoniya), is a province (oblast) of southwestern Bulgaria. ... Burgas Province or oblast (Bulgarian: Област Бургас) is located in southeastern Bulgaria, on the southern Black Sea coast. ... Lovech region shown within Bulgaria Lovech is a province in central Bulgaria. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ...


Ukraine

See also: Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat is one of the biggest ghost towns today because at its peak, it had a population of over 50 thousand residents and all of them have completely abandoned the town after the Chernobyl disaster. Pripyat was built to be the home for the workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Unlike its neighboring town Chernobyl, Pripyat remains to be a ghost town and is completely empty. Pripyat Abandoned village near Pripyat View of Chernobyl from Pripyat The Ukrainian city of Prypyat (При́пять) (in Russian, Pripyat (При́пять), located (51°22′60″ N 30°6′0″ E) in the north of Ukraine near the Belarus border, is an abandoned city. ... Pripyat Abandoned village near Pripyat View of Chernobyl from Pripyat The Ukrainian city of Prypyat (При́пять) (in Russian, Pripyat (При́пять), located (51°22′60″ N 30°6′0″ E) in the north of Ukraine near the Belarus border, is an abandoned city. ... Chernobyl reactor number four after the disaster, showing the extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image center) and turbine building (image lower left) The reactor accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, resulting in a severe nuclear meltdown. ... Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, viewed from the roof of a building in Pripyat, Ukraine. ... This article is about the city of Chernobyl. ...


Middle East

Following the 1974 events in Cyprus, the southern part of Famagusta, also known as Varosha/Maraş, was abandoned by its original inhabitants without being settled. While the problem is not resolved, Varosha/Maraş is a ghost town and a tourist attraction. Kayaköy in southwestern Turkey was inhabited by Anatolian Greeks, until 1923 when a population exchange was agreed by the Turkish and Greek governments which left the town as a site of empty houses and Greek churches. There are many ghost villages in Iran, Syria and Lebanon abandoned as a result of migration to major cities. Most of these towns are in ruins and a few serve as a tourist attraction. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Varosha (Turkish: MaraÅŸ)(Greek: Βαρώσια) was the modern tourist area of the city of Famagusta prior to the Turkish invasion in 1974. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kayaköy is the Turkish name given to Levissi, a village near Fethiye in Turkey where Anatolian Greeks lived until the ethnic clensing carried out by the Turkish Government after the Independence War of Turkey. ...


Asia

Cambodia

The 12th-century temple of Angkor Wat apparently had a large settlement or settled area surrounding it between the 9th and 16th centuries AD. [5][6] Aerial view of Angkor Wat The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ...


Pakistan

Harappa and Mohenjo Daro, two ancient cities in current day Pakistan, have such good quality bricks displaying the creativity of the ancient people , that they still stand to their original forms upto 75%. Location of Harappa in the Indus Valley. ... Mohenjo-daro (Urdu: , Sindhi: , English: ) was a city of the Indus Valley Civilization built around 2600 BC and is located in the Sindh Province of Pakistan. ...


India

In addition, numerous cities in India, such as Vijaynagar, and other such towns have been known to have been destroyed or turned into ghost towns and since revived or had new cities built in the vicinity over the millennia. The Vijayanagara empire was based in the Deccan, in peninsular and southern India, from 1336 onwards. ...


Japan

Hashima Island was a Japanese mining town from 1887 to 1974. Once known for having the world's highest population density (in 1959 at 3,460 people per square kilometer), the island was abandoned when the coal mines were closed down. “Gunkanjima” redirects here. ...


Africa

In Morocco a significant archaeological site, Chellah, was inhabited successively by Phoenicians, Romans and native rulers: however, Chellah was almost totally abadoned and became a ghost town in the 13th century AD, when the ruling dynasty relocated to Fes; the site was resettled by the Merinid Dynasty within the next century and re-used as a necropolis and mosque.[4] The Necropolis of Chellah or Chella is a complex of ancient and medieval ruins that lie on the outskirts of the Rabat, Morocco’s Ville Nouvelle, or modern section. ... Phoenician can mean: The Phoenician ancient civilization The Phoenician alphabet The Phoenician languages This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Look up AD, ad-, and ad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FES is a three-letter acronym that may refer to: Family Expenditure Survey, a national survey in UK Functional electrical stimulation, a neurological treatment technique Flat Earth Society, an organization that advocates the belief that the Earth is flat Flywheel energy storage Fellowship of Evangelical Students Foundation for Ecological Security... Merinid dynasty; a Berber dynasty in Morocco (1244-1465) Rulers: Abdalhaqq I. (1195-1217) Uthman I. (1217-1240) Muhammad I. (1240-1244) Abu Yahya Abu Bakr (1244 - 1258) Umar (1258 - 1259) Abu Yusuf Yaqub (1259 - 1286) Abu Yaqub Yusuf (1286 - 1306) Abu Tabil (1307 - 1308) Abu l-Rabia (1308 - 1310... For the record label, see Necropolis Records. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Outside Luderitz, Namibia there are two ghost towns, Elizabeth Bay and Kolmanskop. Both were diamond mining towns and have been partly covered by the shifting sands of the Namib Desert. There is also the ancient city of Carthage, which was rendered a ghost town by the Romans, revived by the same empire, and then destroyed again a few centuries later, with Tunis becoming the central city. Suburban settlement later occurred in the Carthage area. Lüderitz, Namibia Lüderitz, Namibia is a town on one of the best harbours on the least hospitable coasts in Africa. ... Elizabeth Bay is a ghost town in southern Namibia. ... Kolmanskop is a small mining village a few km inland from Luderitz, on the southern couast of Namibia. ... Dune 7, one of the highest sand dunes in the world (ca. ... For other uses, see Carthage (disambiguation). ...


Dallol is a former mining town in Ethiopia. It is located in the Dallol crater, were the temperatures can rise as high as 104° Fahrenheit (40° Celsius). Therefore, it was the hottest inhabited place on Earth when people lived there. Dallol is a ghost town in Ethiopia. ... Dallol is a volcanic explosion crater (or maar) in the Danakil Depression, northeast of the Erta Ale Range in Ethiopia. ...


Ghost towns in popular culture

Film

It has been suggested that Silent Hill 2 (film) be merged into this article or section. ... Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... A mine fire is the underground smouldering of a coal mine. ...

Video Games

This article is about the year. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... This article is about the video game franchise. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Vagrant Story ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Miku Hinasaki has an ability that allows her to sense the supernatural. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (formerly S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost) is an unreleased first-person shooter computer game. ... Call of Duty 4 is the rumored upcoming fourth title in the Call of Duty series of video games. ... The name Pripyat, also spelled Prypyat, Prypyat, Prypyat, Prypiat, Pripiat, Prypyat, Prypyat, Prypyat, Pripet, etc. ...

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Further reading

  • Ghost Towns of Texas by T. Lindsey Baker, University of Oklahoma Press, 1991, Paperback, ISBN 0-8061-2189-0
  • Standing legacy: Ghost towns preserve the Ottawa Valley’s rich history. Photography by Paul Politis and text by Tobi McIntyre. (Source: Canadian Geographic
  • Stampede to Timberline, Colorado's Ghost Towns and Mining Camps by Muriel Sibell Wolle, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Paperback, Swallow Press, 1991, ISBN 0-8040-0946-5
  • Timberline Tailings, Tales of Colorado's Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Muriel Sibell Wolle, Sage Books, Swallow Press, 1993, Paperback, ISBN 0-8040-0946-5; older hardback editions are available as used books.
  • Ghost Towns of the American West by Berthold Steinhilber (Photographer), Mario Kaiser (Author), Michael Koetzle (Author), Wim Wenders (Author), Harry N. Abrams, 2003.

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Notes

  1. ^ Bruce Ramsey, Ghost Towns of British Columbia", Mitchell Press, Vancouver (1963-1975)
  2. ^ Monitor Daily, Dr. Boris Kolev: Over 150 are the dead villages in Bulgaria, Sofia, August 8, 2006 (in Bulgarian)
  3. ^ Trud Daily, Foreigners colonize native villages, Sofia, August 13, 2007 (in Bulgarian)
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2007) Chellah, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, [1]

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