Ghost town of Balestrino in Liguria, Italy
Balestrino is a historical town abandoned for hydrogeological instability in 1953.
Ghost Town of Pripyat in Ukraine
Pripyat was established in 1970 as the ninth atomgrad (a kind of closed town in the USSR) to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It had a population of 49,360 by the time of its evacuation on 27 April 1986, one day after the Chernobyl disaster.
North Brother Island in New York
North Brother Island was the location of the Riverside Hospital for quarantinable diseases between 1885 and 1963. The island has been uninhabited since then.
Kennecott in Alaska
Kennecott was best known for its copper mines. This mining camp turned into a ghost town in 1938.
Ghost Town of Kayaköy in Muğla, Turkey
Kayaköy had long been a residance for Greek Orthodox Christians. However, the village faced an almost total depopulation during World War I as the Greek minorities were mostly killed or exiled by 1918.
Plymouth Town on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat
The ghost town of Plymouth was once the capital of Montserrat Island. Unfortunately, it was abandoned in 1995 due to a volcano eruption.
Centralia in Pennsylvania, the US
Centralia is a near-ghost town whose population has declined from 1,000 in 1980 to 4 in 2021 because of a coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the town since 1962.
Döllersheim in Austria
The Nazi regime forced the village’s residents to evacuate Döllersheim, and they used the site as a military training area. After World War II, the town was permanently abandoned.