The 12 most unusual cities in the world

Each city is unique in its own way, but there are certain cities in the world with features that are hard to believe.

  1. A city where you “can not die”

The city of Longyenbeen, Svalbard, is one of the world’s most northerly neighborhoods and a place where a person can not officially die. There are cemeteries in the city but have not been used for 70 years. The reason for this is the cool climate, which prevents the dead bodies from decaying and making them attractive to wildlife. People believed to be dead soon will be transported to the mainland of Norway by plane.


  1. A city comprising two states

Büsingen am Hochrain is a German enclave in Switzerland. Economically, he is part of Switzerland; Administrative, he is part of Germany. This is the only German city with the Swiss franc as the main currency. There are two zip codes: one Swiss and one German. Citizens use Swiss and German phone numbers. FC Büsingen is the only German team to play in the Swiss championship.


  1. A hellish city

Michigan, United States, is a place where you can find Hell. It is not known where the name of the city originates, but the inhabitants want to maintain the hellish tradition. Tourists gladly make photographs to the sign “Welcome to hell”.


  1. Chinа-Austrian city

The Chinese are known for copies, so why not copy the entire city. They built a copy of the village in Austria Hallstatt. The church is built first, followed by streets that look just like the original ones. By the way, real estate in China Hallstatt are more expensive than in Austrian.


  1. The last free city

Slab City is a city in California populated mainly by beggars, retirees and those who have nowhere to go. People here live in caravans and improvised houses without water, electricity or addresses. Public utilities are also absent, such as taxes and rents. Although it sounds that life here is tough, its residents are satisfied and say that this is “America’s last free city”.


  1. Cave town

Matmata in southern Tunisia is a town where many underground Berber habitats are still inhabited. In the 1970s, surface houses were built here, but many locals wanted to live in their traditional homes. Fans of “Star Wars” will recognize this place as the home of Luke Skywalker.


  1. A city under one roof

The whole town in Alaska, Vitor is located in a 14-storеy building, which was a former military facility. The building also has shops, a police station, a hospital, and a church. The goal was to save on heating because the weather is cold and windy for almost a year. The city’s population is only 220 people.


  1. Тhe blue town

The walls, doors and even the stairs of the beautiful city of Chefchaouen in Morocco are in different shades of blue. One theory is that they were painted by Jews who lived here because the blue color is sacred to them. The Jews are gone for a long time, but the tradition remains.


  1. An alien town

In 1947, the UFO crashed near the city of Roswell, New Mexico. Since then, Rosewell has become known as “the city of aliens”. This site has themed UFO festivals, and even local McDonald’s is decorated with images of humanoids.


  1. The city on the high seas

Neft Daslari is an industrial city in Azerbaijan. It is located on metal platforms on the open sea, above an oil field.

The city has no permanent population. About 2,000 people come here to work in shifts for several months.


  1. A city in a rock

The city of Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain attracts tourists from around the world, probably because it is built in a huge basalt rock. Here you can see the streets over which rocks hang, but there is no need for concern because they have not fallen for centuries.


  1. The city where the dead are more numerous than the living

The city of Colma, California, is home to 17 cemeteries. The dead go beyond the living with a thousand to one! This happened because the authorities once decided to relocate all the cemetery of nearby San Francisco, and all bodies were returned here. The population of the city consisted only of cemeteries, flowers and monuments, but in the 1980s, people with other professions started to settle here. The motto of the city today is “It’s nice to be alive in Colma!”



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