There are many aban­doned vil­lages and cities in the world, which are locat­ed not only in vast deserts, but also in very mod­ern state bor­ders. Some, such as Pripy­at in Ukraine, became aban­doned due to human care­less­ness, oth­ers were aban­doned due to a decline in eco­nom­ic activ­i­ty, civ­il war, earth­quakes, vol­canic erup­tions.

abandoned villages and cities

Some aban­doned cities are so iso­lat­ed that they are like time cap­sules, almost untouched since their last inhab­i­tants depart­ed sev­er­al decades ago. I decid­ed to divide the entire col­lec­tion into dif­fer­ent parts of the world, by click­ing on the links you will get to a detailed descrip­tion of such aban­doned cor­ners in dif­fer­ent parts of the world

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities in Europe

abandoned cities of the world

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities of Eura­sia

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities in Asia

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities in Africa

Aban­doned cities and cities of Ocea­nia

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities in North Amer­i­ca

Aban­doned vil­lages and cities of South Amer­i­ca

Aban­doned ter­ri­to­ries of Antarc­ti­ca

See also
10 interesting facts about the Isle of Man