Top 10 Incredible Wastelands on Earth Today
10 South Sweden
Although South Sweden is ranked number one on the list of the world’s ten most incredible wastelands, the entire region is neither a wasteland nor abandoned. The 2005 hurricane “Gudrun” damaged a considerable portion of the woodlands in the three provinces of Smland, Halland, and Skne. Strong winds caused an estimated quarter-billion trees to fall. However, “Hurricane Gudrun,” or “Orkanen Gudrun” in Swedish, caused no major damage to any cities, and only a few persons were hurt or died as a result of the storm. The roofs of many people’s homes, however, were ripped off.
9 Six Flags New Orleans
Six Flags Over Georgia The New Orleans Amusement Park was located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Unfortunately for all of the wild, curious, and active kids, the 2005 storm “Katrina” devastated and abandoned it. Since then, the park has evolved into a scary locale and a favourite “studio” for graffiti artists. Katrina was, as previously said, a storm that primarily impacted four US states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The number of people killed by “Katrina” varies according on the source, but it is considered to be about 1,000.
8 The Aral Sea
The Aral Sea was once a massive lake that ran along the Uzbek-Kazakhstan border. The Aral Sea has dried up due to the Soviet Union’s cotton plantations stopping water from entering the lake, and there is virtually no water left in it now. There are fishing boats abandoned on the ground, making it appear like a fishing boat graveyard. For many fishermen in this area, the fact that the lake has dried up is a severe economic concern.
Oradour-Sur-Glane is a spectacular wasteland in southern France. Now, unlike the majority of the other items on this list, this isn’t some massive “wasteland” of a thousand square miles. What was once a community now resembles the effect of a massive bomb on the earth. However, this is not the case. The residences have been halved, and the automobiles have been stripped of their wheels and interiors. The village appears to be “dead” as a result of this. The true origins of this community may be traced back to 1944, during World War II. The Nazis seized and destroyed the city. Every single person was slaughtered, including men, women, and children. If a website dedicated to the slaughter and the village is to be believed.
The well-known Syrian conflict has not only taken many lives but also devastated several cities, leaving significant swaths of the nation in ruins. This metropolis, on the other hand, appears to be straight out of a “Fallout” game. Kobanî is a town in Syria’s Rojava autonomous zone with a population of roughly 40,000 people. During the last part of 2014, the Islamic State had control of the city. Because of its proximity to the border, the majority of population migrated to Turkey. According to reports, 200 people were slain by ISIS soldiers during the city’s takeover and recapture. Many of the citizens eventually returned to the city and are now helping to reconstruct it.
Unlike the other cities on this list, this one was destroyed by a volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a volcano in southern Italy that lies close to Pompeii and Naples. Many eruptions have occurred on the volcano, but the one that buried Pompeii is the most well-known and biggest. The city was covered by ashes two thousand years ago, which preserved buildings as well as bones. When the ashes have dissipated, the remnants of this old city may be clearly seen. Keep in mind that this incident occurred thousands of years ago, making it all the more remarkable that it has been kept in this manner.
4 Hashima Island
one of the two cities that the US Army struck with nuclear weapons before World War II ended in 1945. However, the nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima are not the reason for the island’s abandonment. There was a massive coal mine on the island. As a result, a large number of mine employees and their families lived there. Near the conclusion of its active phase, the island had roughly 5,000 people, making it one of the world’s most densely populated places per square metre. Because of the coal mine’s closure, the island was abandoned in 1974 after being active and occupied for over a century.
Kolmanskop was a tiny desert settlement in Namibia’s south. It’s a popular tourist destination that would be even more popular if it weren’t in the midst of the desert. Kolmanskop is now a deserted location with buried buildings and blown-up old automobiles. In Namibia, Zacharias Lewala worked as a train worker. He discovered a rock that he thought was a diamond while digging in the region that ultimately became Kolmanskop. This piqued people’s interest, and many eager to discover their own jewels. People began to settle in the region, forming a little civilization.
Azerbaijan’s Adam was a city in the country. It is the largest abandoned city on our list, and it is said to be the world’s largest abandoned city. Adam had a population of roughly 150,000 people at one time. If you check at photographs of it online, it may appear to be an old, ancient city, yet it was abandoned not long ago. People evacuated the region during the Nagorno-Karabakh War in the 1990s, leaving the city in ruins. Although some reports claim that a few individuals still remain in the city, it is now a full ghost town. Even though the city is deserted and abandoned, it has a team in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
It’s exactly what you’d describe as a “ghost town.” It is located in northern Ukraine and was affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Most of you have undoubtedly heard of Chernobyl, the city where a nuclear reactor erupted, causing the entire region around it to be completely abandoned, meaning no one lives there any longer. Pripyat, as you may have guessed, was a town near Chernobyl. It had a population of roughly 50,000 people until the nuclear plant disaster rendered the region highly radioactive. There was also a hospital, a school, and even a Ferris wheel in the town.