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Saturday, January 12, 2013

10 Biggest Graveyards around the World



10: Brookwood Cemetery


Area: 500 Acres

Buried: 235,000

Established: 1849

Country: United Kingdom

Village: Brookwood

Brookwood Cemetery was established by London Necropolis Company. It is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and the 2nd largest in the Europe.
Brookwood Cemetery is situated about 30 miles south-west of London and between woking, Guildford and Aldershot. The Brookwood Railway Station is next to the Brookwood Cemetery, trains pass beside the cemetery directly from Brookwood to Waterloo Railway Station.





9: Crown Hill Cemetery


Area: 555 Acres

Buried: 200,000

Established: 1864

Country: United State

City: Indianapolis

Crown Hill Cemetery is one of the largest private cemeteries in the United State. It is situated on the highest geographical point of the Indianapolis city. This cemetery has 10 sections, and because of its beautiful location it becomes the most popular place for tourists.




8: Arlington National Cemetery


Area: 624 Acres

Buried: 400,000

Established: 1864

Country: United State

City: Arlington County

Arlington National Cemetery is the most famous military cemetery of the United State. Every year more than four million people visit Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries of united state, was established during world war. The cemetery is divided into 70 sections and has many monuments of famous personalities of the United State.





7: Spring Grove Cemetery


Area: 733 Acres

Established: 1845

Country: United State

City: Cincinnati

Spring Grove Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the United State, located in Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati. This cemetery was founded by Stephen Page in 1845. The first burial took place on 1st September 1945.
Numbers of visitors came to visit Spring Grove Cemetery every year. This cemetery has 12 ponds, numbers of beautiful tombstones and memorials, and various examples of Gothic Revival architecture.





6: Rookwood Cemetery


Area: 741.3 Acres

Buried: 1 Million

Established: 1868

Country: Australia

City: Sydney

Rookwood Cemetery is the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. It is the multi cultural cemetery and divided into five religious and operational areas with separate offices, staff, and equipment to run different parts of the entire area.
General Cemetery Trusts, the Catholic Cemeteries Board, the Independent Cemetery Trust, Jewish Cemetery Trust, Muslim Cemetery Trust. Each trust is responsible for the maintenance and care of a number of graves in their own section.





5: Karacaahmet Cemetery


Area: 750 Acres

Buried: 1 Million

Established: 1436

Country: Turkey

City: Istanbul

Karacaahmet Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Turkey, located in Uskudar, on the Asian side of Istanbul. This cemetery consists in 12 sections, each section dedicated to different religious groups.
Karacaahmet Cemetery named in the honor of warrior the Karaca Ahmet Sultan, whose highly adored tomb is here. This cemetery also has many other historical tombs with inscriptions in the Ottoman Turkish alphabet. The burial ground is covered with high cypress trees and no space left for more burials.





4: Ohlsdof Cemetery


Area: 966 Acres

Buried: 1.5 Million

Established: 1877

Country: Germany

City: Hamburg

Ohlsdof Cemetery is the largest cemetery of Germany and the 4th largest of the world. About 40% of all burial of Hamburg bury in Ohlsdof Cemetery.
Ohlsdof Cemetery has a reconciliation area and the museum to raise public interest and for promote the historical funeral culture. About 2 million people visit this cemetery from around the world.





3: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery


Area: 982 Acres

Established: 1862

Country: United State

City: Ellwood

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is named after the 16th president of United State and founder of the national cemetery system. In 1999, this cemetery was dedicated as the 117th national cemetery of United State.
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has a memorial walkway, in the honor of soldiers who lost their lives in 20th century war. This cemetery also has a public information center.





2: Calverton National Cemetery


Area: 1045 Acres

Buried: 212,000

Established: 1978

Country: United State

City: New York

Calverton National Cemetery is the largest cemetery of United State and the 2nd largest of the world.
Calverton National Cemetery is the busiest cemetery in the United State and receives near 10,000 burials each year.





1: Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery


Area: 1500 Acres

Buried: 10 Millions

Established: 7th Centaury

Country: Iraq

City: Najaf

Wadi Al-Salam is the largest cemetery of the world, also known as the valley of peace. It is more than 1400 years old. This cemetery covers almost 15% of the city.
Wadi Al-Salam is the most sacred cemetery of Muslims. From thousands of years Muslims bury their dead here. Not only from Iraq but also from Iran, Pakistan, India and many other Muslims countries people came here to bury their death.

8 comments

Sheikh Hamza February 11, 2013 at 12:07 AM

wooo

Jimmy Jones Putih September 14, 2013 at 8:06 PM

oh my so scary but looks creative too It motivates me to make a lot of good things

Anonymous

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow%C4%85zki_Cemetery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Cemetery_in_Szczecin

Anonymous

Largest memorial park is Rose Hills (1500 acres).

Anonymous

Mount Jerome, Ireland: 300,000 graves

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Jerome_Cemetery_and_Crematorium

Kit Slater June 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

No, the biggest by far is the 34,000 sq km Islamic cemetery in Vienna. The source for this is http://www.euro-islam.info/country-profiles/austria/#identifier_20_479, and their source is "Abdel-Fattah, Beshir (2004)."

Vienna is 414.6 sq km in area. Is this in preparation for the third siege perhaps? Must be expecting a whole lot of deaths!

karam mohammeddj June 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM

i would like to congratulate my country Iraq for having the biggest Cemetery in the world ..... what an achievement!!!!!!

Varm Solsken August 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM

IRAQ- Najaf
Let the world see that IRAQ is the richest country in everything.
No one will ever stop it, and it will stand up again even more stronger
Neither America nor Israel

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