A ghost town or alternatively deserted city or abandoned city is an abandoned village , town , or city , usually one that contains substantial visible remaining buildings and infrastructure such as roads. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it usually industrial or agricultural has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods , prolonged droughts , government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness , war , pollution , or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods that are still populated, but significantly less so than in past years; for example, those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction. Some ghost towns, especially those that preserve period-specific architecture, have become tourist attractions. The town of Plymouth on the Caribbean island of Montserrat is a ghost town that is the de jure capital of Montserrat. The definition of a ghost town varies between individuals, and between cultures.
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In a few cases, failed ventures to create a glossy real-estate development have resulted in a blank canvas with little to no population. But to know these former towns is to understand our global history. Some of them feature the shells of abandoned buildings; raw, unmanicured landscapes; and the absence of people. Below, AD surveys 30 of the most stunning abandoned towns around the world. If nothing else, these locales will make you appreciate the buzz of activity in the city you live in—however big or small it may be. This acre Southern Japanese island—a former undersea coal-mining region nine miles off the coast of Nagasaki—experienced its prosperity from to And then, with the rise of petroleum usage, it evaporated. The buildings remain but the population has since moved on. This Nazi-occupied village met its terrible fate on June 10, , when a German-led massacre killed of its residents. Despite a village being rebuilt nearby after the war, a decision was made by then president Charles de Gaulle to preserve Oradour-sur-Glane in its entirety, as a memorial.
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