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Top 10 The Incredible Wastelands on Earth Today

Top 10 The Incredible Wastelands on Earth Today

A Wasteland is an ugly place, barely spread. Yet some of the most incredible waste of human civilization is seen in a roar. Many were in their places because people have left because of war or interest. Today they have been transformed into ghost towns in the desert where nothing grows and no one lives. Here are 10 incredible arid land:

10. South Sweden


Note that the 10 southern Sweden are ranked in the barren land incredible list is not complete, nor give a wasteland of southern Sweden. A large part of the forest in three provinces Småland, Halland and Skåne (also referred SCANIA) was destroyed by a hurricane 2005 "Gudrun". An estimated quarter of a billion trees had fallen due to strong winds. "Hurricane Gudrun" or in Swedish, "Orkanen Gudrun", however, did not do any serious damage in the city and only a few people were killed following the hurricane. Although many houses had their roofs ripped off. We also Denmark, Finland and Estonia to Russia should the hurricane, but that did not affect Sweden. It was the most powerful, but in Sweden. The best thing about it is good to fall were stacked in a pile in a very original trees. Pile was to be around 2.3 km long, 60 meters wide and 13 meters high.

9. Six Flags New Orleans


Here is the background, for those who do. Therefore, an amusement park Six Flags New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. "it became GRAFFITI artist.

To Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to be exact - the four most affected parts of the Katrina hurricane in the United States. Due to mortality quantity "Katrina is different depending on the" sources, but is estimated to be around 1,000. Multiple people were still missing and many lost their homes. It was a very tragic disaster with many results.

8. The Aral Sea


Aral Sea used to be a large lake located on the Uzbek-Kazakh border. The lake is drying up due to the cotton plantation Soviet blocking water entering is almost no water left in the Aral Sea. Fishing leave this earth are like a graveyard for fishing boats, fishing boats. This lake has dried up, it is also a serious economic problem for a lot of fishermen in the area. They can leave the fishing industry on the lake had dried up in just a couple of decades.

7. Oradour-Sur-Glane


An incredible waste in southern France - is now the head Oradour Glane. Now, just like most other items on this list, it is a "waste" of a thousand square miles or something. What was once a village, the place has an effect on the ground made a bomb. However, it is not. Half homes and cars without wheels and interior. The village of "dead people".

Behind the village, the story goes back to 1944 during World War II. The city was captured and destroyed by the Nazis. Everyone was killed - men, women and children. We had to trust a website entirely dedicated to the village massacre, which killed 642 people. The Nazis have no precise explanation for why to do it. The village is left alone after the event, but still has its own municipality in the village.

6. Kobanî


The city, however, a "footprint" seems like the right taken something from the game. Kobanî Rojava, is located in the autonomous region of Syria has a population of around 40,000. We are used to certain sources, ISIS troops killed 200 civilians and take over the city. Kurdish fighters successfully when the city decided in 2015 before it was killed 60 ISIS members.

Returned to the city after a lot of residents and they are now working on reconstruction. Obviously, it was a very tragic event by ISIS and sadly, this is happening in many areas of the country. Kobanî 10 was No. 6 in arid incredible list.

5. Pompeii


Unlike the others on this list, was actually destroyed by a volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a volcano near Naples, along with Pompeii, in southern Italy. The volcano has had many eruptions, but is the most well known and buried the city of Pompeii is the largest. Two thousand years ago which ended the fire protection of buildings, buried by the skeleton with. Today, when the ashes are gone, you can see the ruins of the ancient city clearly. This interesting way keep in mind that this event happened thousands of years ago which it is stored. Today, it has become a popular tourist destination for Pompeii Naples area.

The city is considered the 8-9th century BC Oscan that has been built around. Much of this was founded by the Greeks, unlike the other ancient cities.

4. Hashima Island


Hashima - an incredible waste of everyone on earth today, actually Nagasaki, two cities located in a just a few miles south of the US military bombed in 1945 before the end of the Second World War that nuclear was Turks. The atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, it's not scary, because to abandon the island. The island was a big coal mine. So were a lot of workers with their families live there. The island has one of the island's most densely populated place in the world per square meter which was around 5,000 residents near the end of its active period.

However, on the island in 1974 after being active and populated for nearly a century, the mine was abandoned closing. It appeared that there was no need then is a strange "climb".

3. Kolmanskop


Kolmanskop was a small dessert town in southern Namibia. This is a very popular tourist attraction and it was not located in the middle of the desert will probably be even more popular than this. Kolmanskop look blown up today is an area of ​​sand buried houses and old cars.

Zakaria Lewala a railway worker in Namibia. While working in the area where Kolmanskop was founded later, he found the idea that a diamond rock. Of course the curiosity of many people and made many want to find their own diamond. People began to move to the area and created a small community like this. Together they are known as "Kolmanskop". After the World War II when the diamond sales dropped, the city was abandoned.

2. Ağdam


Ağdam, a town in Azerbaijan. This is the abandoned city in the list and is believed to be the largest city in Turkey. Ağdam population of around 150,000 people is used. It may look like an old, old town, if you look at the photos, but it was not long before the city was abandoned.

During the Nagorno-Karabakh war in the 1990s, people have fled the area, leaving the city in ruins. Although it has been a ghost town, there are few sources of people's lives in the city. Even if the city is empty and abandoned, it is now also represented in the Azerbaijan Premier League. Football players who do not play in the team.

1. Pripyat


Pripyat most incredible arid and right at the top of their list. They say a "ghost town" is exactly. It is located in northern Ukraine and the 1986 Chernobyl accident. Most probably before you, Chernobyl, exploded in a nuclear reactor in the city and hear about where the entire area around (including Pripyat), to be 100% up its meaning is no longer lives there.

Now, as you might have guessed it, Pripyat near Chernobyl was a city. Before the highly radioactive nuclear reactor explosion had about 50,000 residents. We are put on the list because of Pripyat and Chernobyl, Pripyat has more inhabitants and it was just a big city with more houses it. The city also had a hospital, school and even a Ferris wheel. The city alone since 1986 because of its high radiation levels and visitors wear protection against radiation.

Top 10 Incredible Wastelands on Earth Today


  1. Pripyat
  2. Ağdam
  3. Kolmanskop
  4. Hashima Island
  5. Pompeii
  6. Kobanî
  7. Oradour-Sur-Glane
  8. The Aral Sea
  9. Six Flags New Orleans
  10. South Sweden