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Encyclopedia > List of famous cemeteries

This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide. Please add as needed.

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Argentina

Australia

  • Rookwood Cemetery, (Sydney) - at over 280ha, reputedly the largest burial site in the Southern Hemisphere, first used in 1867.
  • Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane - the oldest and largest Brisbane cemetery, was originally utilised by the earliest colonists. Resting place of author Steele Rudd.
  • Waverly Cemetery (Sydney) - picturesque coastal site, many local historical figures.

Island of the dead - Pt Arthur Tasmania - early convict graves


Austria

Canada

  • Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, New Brunswick - final resting place of several early Canadian statesmen
  • Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec – some of the notables buried here include Maurice Richard, George-Étienne Cartier, Pierre Laporte.

Chile

People's Republic of China

Czech Republic

Denmark

  • Roskilde cathedral, the burial place for most Danish kings and queens

Egypt

Finland

  • Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki

France

Germany

Greece

Iran

  • Astan-e Quds-e Razavi in Mashhad
  • Bam cemetery in Bam
  • Behesht-e Zahra in Tehran - largest Iranian cemetery
  • Gurestan Bastani, Bushehr (the ancient cemetery, Bushehr)
  • Maghbarat ol-Shoara (the Poets’ cemetery in Tabriz)
  • Naksh-i Rustam (Achaemenid Royal Cemetery)
  • Shah-Abdol-Azim Cemetery, Rayy, Tehran
  • Shah Cheragh, Shiraz

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Israel

Lithuania

Malaysia

Mexico

  • Panteón de Dolores, Mexico City
  • Panteón de Belén, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Netherlands

Poland

Romania

Russia

Slovenia

  • Žale, Ljubljana

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

See : List of United States cemeteries


Vietnam

  • Maidich National Cemetery - cemetery established after French occupation ended in 1954 as a place of worship for heroes of the people. Those buried here include statesmen, writers, poets, and others who have close ties to Vietnam's current government.

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This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide.
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