Tjernobyl, Ukraine

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The infamous nuclear power plant of Tjernobyl (Chernobyl).
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Chernobyl (Chornobyl, Ukrainian: ?????????, Russian: ?????????) is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, in the Kiev Oblast (province) near the border with Belarus (5116?N 3013?E).

The city was abandoned in 1986 due to the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which is located 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) north-northwest. The power plant has been named after the city, and was located in Chernobyl Raion (district), but the city and the plant were not directly connected. At the time of power plant construction a twin city of the plant, Prypiat was built for power plant workers.

Even though the city is mostly uninhabited, a few people still live there. The occupied houses are not so distinguishable from the rest, and you can see texts on them saying "Owner of this house lives here". Also, workers on watch and administrative personnel of the zone of alienation are stationed in the city on term basis. Before the accident, the city was inhabited by 14,000 residents.

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