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3 The City You Dont Want to Live In

The City You Dont Want to Live In

Posted on April 26, 2015 by team


Karabash was founded in 1822 as a mining city. It’s main industry was mining copper as the place had large deposits of copper ore. It was mainly populated by miners and their families, in the late 1930s 50 thousand people lived in Karabash. As the  mines were closing, the population began decreasing.

Ecological issues have always been acute for Karabash. In the late 1980s vegetation almost disappeared from the city, staying there became dangerous for people, the population decreased to fifteen thousand.

In 1998 they resumed copper smelting production in Karabash, the city which is called one of the dirtiest in the world, as per 2014 it was populated by twelve thousand people.

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3 Responses to “The City You Dont Want to Live In”

  1. Darkness99 says:

    I made a tour to the place, in late autumn it looks like it was nuked from orbit. Great place for post apocalyptic photosets, though.

  2. gamanel says:

    Funny how soviet lovers of the european left today try to tell us how socialism was more ecological and cared more for nature. The aral sea is another testimony to that. Nice place here.

  3. Ivano says:

    To gamanel. The soviet world was a very bad political regime on many points of view. But do you think that capitalism care of the environment? The Amazonian area, the mexican sea, the alaska sea with Exxon Valdez and many others are perfect examples. The problem for the environment is not the political regime, it’s the money and the profit.

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