Cities around the world, many with higher quality overlays|
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|California City had its origins in 1958 when real estate developer and sociology professor Nat Mendelsohn purchased 80,000 acres (320 km2) of Mojave Desert land with the aim of master-planning California's next great city. He designed his model city, which he hoped would one day rival Los Angeles in size, around a Central Park with a 26-acre (11 ha) artificial lake. Growth did not happen anywhe...||11/06/2016||738|
|A small village in Schleswig-Holstein with street names as the German capital Berlin.|
Here you can drive on Potsdamer Platz, Unter den Linden, Kurfürstendam etc.
|This little town is call Shoji, located in Japan Yamanashi Prefecture, right next to Shoji Lake, within the premises of Jukai/Aokigahara (Sea of Trees) which lies in the North West base of Mount Fuji. The Sea of Trees are famously known for it's density of the trees, and an absence of wildlife, therefore making it one of the most eerie and dangerous forest in the world. It is also the world sec...||04/27/2011||603|
|Base Esperanza, located in Antartica, is probably the world southernmost civilization.||04/12/2011||760|
|IIHF World Championship 2011 is coming, this year on Slovakia. There are interesting places in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.||03/13/2011||727|
|Completely new build city with space for up to 1.000.000 people, but only 28.000 inhabitants. A brand new airport can be seen about 15km south west of the city.|
|Karaburun Izmir. Note: Not in English.||10/27/2010||823|
|Craco is a comune and medieval village located in the Region of Basilicata and the Province of Matera. About 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Taranto at the instep of the “boot” of Italy. The medieval village of Craco is typical of the hill towns of the region with mildly undulating shapes and the lands surrounding it sown with wheat.|
Craco was built on a very steep summit, for d...
|Ağdam (also, Agdam and Aghdam) was a town in the southwestern part of Azerbaijan and the capital of its Agdam Rayon. In July 1993, after heavy fighting, Agdam was captured by the forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic during its 1993 summer offensives. As the town fell its entire population fled eastwards. In the immediate aftermath of the fighting, the Armenian forces decided to destroy ...||01/17/2010||1,695|
|Happy New Year is a place in Montana, The roads name is New Year Gulch Road.||12/31/2009||1,185|
|Argleton is a "phantom" settlement that appears on Google Maps and Google Earth but does not actually exist. The supposed location of Argleton is just off the A59 road within the civil parish of Aughton in West Lancashire, England, but in reality is nothing more than empty fields. Data from Google is used by other online information services which are consequently treating Argleton as a real se...||11/24/2009||1,228|
|The village Zicherie-Böckwitz was a normal German village until after WW2 when GDR was founded in 1949 when it was split apart.|
Zicherie was in now West-Germany (FRG) and Böckwitz in East-Germany (GDR). 1961 the Iron Curtain was set between them to split them further.
It's said that the residents of Böckwitz were moved to other cities but to disguise it GDR authori...
|Hötensleben became known because of the Iron Curtain that was build close up to the city limit in 1961.|
Today you can still see how it looked like from 1961 to 1989 northwest of Hötensleben with walls, tower, paths and all to secu´re the people of the GDR to flee.
Youtube video of the border:
|Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman's hill, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was a small mining village and is now a popular tourist destination run by the joint firm NamDeb (Namibia-De Beers).|
It developed after the discovery of diamonds in the area in 1908, to provide shelter...
|Gainsthorpe is a deserted medieval village (DMV) site in a field which is part of the present Gainsthorpe Farm in Lincolnshire, England. The site is in Hibaldstow parish located on a minor road west of the A15 road, south of Hibaldstow and 5 miles south-west of Brigg.|
It is now in the care of English Heritage. There is a small car park from where a footpath of about two hundred m...
|For years the hidden underground closes of Mary King's Close, in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland, have been shrouded in myths and mysteries. Tales of ghosts and murders, and myths of plague victims being walled up and left to die abounded. However, new research and archaeological evidence has revealed that the close actually consists of a number of closes which were originally narro...||09/30/2009||731|
|vast land are carved for subdivision in Baguio||07/21/2009||620|
|It caters a very high rise of living||07/21/2009||693|
|This is the origin city of Thule in Greenland. 1953 132 inuit hunters were relocated by force by the danish government because it had given the are at the US authorities to build Dundas AFB. They had 4 days to move away to a new place 140 km up north to Qaanaaq, a place with lesser possibilities for hunting and fishing.|
The displaced Thule hunters and their descendants has for ye...
|Y is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France. The name is pronounced like the letter E in English. It bears the shortest place name in France, and one of the shortest in the world. The inhabitants call themselves Ypsilonien(ne)s.||04/24/2009||1,178|
|A rectangle filled with perpendicular criss-crossing lines on the ocean floor off the coast of Morocco. It has been proposed this is the site of Atlantis.|
|After the six-days war (name in the occidental world),also named as "disaster war" or "war of June" in somes of the Arabs countries; The Sinaï desert became, de facto,in 1967, Israeli territory.|
The authorities of Israel began to build a new city, closely to Gaza strip, Yamit.
According to the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, all the Sinaï desert came bac...
|Here´s one of the biggest solar cities in the world.|
nearly 1 500 houses,schools, shops, restaurants,church, administration buildings... where everything is made to preserve and produice its own energy, and recicle waste.
Quite difficult to explain in tecnical terms what they´re doing to succed it, but if you´re interested thre´re various articles on the net, and not only in Engli...
|What a strange place name. (make sure your populated places layer is on).||12/17/2008||530|