Top 10 most strange cities in the world
In which only places will not carry during the trip! It happens, you get into some place, look around, look around, and then you can not forget until the end of life! Because it is scary, strange, incomprehensible and somehow scary there everything is arranged. Check out our ranking of the strangest cities in the world, because some of them are better read than seen.
Te Village (USA) – the city of golf carts
This place is a paradise for retirees. The Village is located in Florida and it is home to about 100 thousand people. The town has fitness centers, bike paths, golf courses, cozy restaurants and everything you need for a comfortable life.
There is a rule that children under the age of 12 cannot live here, and in every home there must be someone over 55 years old. Most residents ride golf carts. Rumor has it that this quiet place is filled with scandals and gossip. Fights in bars, indecent behavior and drunk driving are not uncommon. Who knows what’s true of it …
Whittier (USA) – the city of one house
The population of this town, located in Alaska, has 220 people. Most people live in a 14-storey building called Begich Towers. The building was built 60 years ago, and earlier it served as an army barracks. Now, under its roof are not only apartments, but also a shop, post office, church, hospital, school and police station. In summer, the sun shines here 22 hours a day and life is in full swing, and in winter it drops up to 6 meters of snow. Here it is, a town in which all are neighbors.
Colma (USA) – a place in which there are fewer living people than dead
More than 70% of the territory of the city of Colma, located in California, are reserved for cemeteries. It is inhabited by 1,500 people and 1.5 million dead are buried. The fact is that in the period of the gold rush, people mobbed in San Francisco. Due to the numerous diseases that brought immigrants, by the end of 1880, 26 cemeteries of the city were overcrowded. The burials began to be carried out in a nearby settlement, which Colma became.
In 1900, the burial in San Francisco was banned, and 14 years later a decree was issued to remove the previously buried bodies from it. It is not difficult to guess where they were transferred. Today, Colm is called the “city of souls.”
Ordos (China) – a huge ghost town
This city in Inner Mongolia was built with the expectation that more than a million people would live in it. But for the entire period of the Ordos, people occupied a maximum of 2% of its area. Several decades ago, under the influence of coal fever, investors began to actively build residential buildings in Ordos. But they did not receive the expected rental demand.
Today the streets of the town are full of dilapidated and unfinished buildings. Property prices have fallen and graduates of universities are offered offices with all the amenities for free. Let’s see, maybe thanks to this Ordos will come to life.
Longyearbyen (Norway) – a city in which death is banned
It is the northernmost settlement of the planet in which 1 thousand people live. Longyearbyen is located in Norway and here is all the same as in other cities: the airport, shops, museum, post office, ATM, church, etc. Here it is strictly forbidden to die in Longyearbyen. When someone is seriously ill, he is transported to another place. And if suddenly a man died, they would not bury him in the city for anything. This is not the machinations of the devil and not the whim of the authorities. Just because of extreme cold, the decomposition of bodies becomes impossible, which is very dangerous (especially if the cause of death was a virus).
Noiva do Cordeiro (Brazil) – a city of women
This town was founded in 1891 by a woman who was expelled from the community for adultery. Today, about 600 people live in Noiva do Cordeiro, most of whom are women. Some of them are married, but their husbands work in the neighboring town and come home only on weekends. Women here are engaged in agriculture, as well as manage all spheres of city life. This matriarchal society.
Of course, lonely residents of the town also want love and romance. Therefore, a few years ago, with the help of Facebook and ads in a local newspaper, they invited men to come to Noiva do Cordeiro. Those who wish to relocate permanently will have to accept the principles of this society in order not to disrupt the way of life of the community, which has been lined up so long and carefully.
Auroville (India) – Utopian City
The city of Auroville was founded in 1968 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. People here live outside religion, nationality and politics. Nobody uses money and owns property. Medicine, sport, education, entertainment – all this is provided by Aurovilians for free. The city consists of garden-communities, which are called fraternities. The population of Auroville has 2.5 thousand people who came from 45 countries. More than 2 million trees have been planted in the city, so it looks more like a forest in which two- and three-story houses “hid”.