10 Maiores Cemitérios no Mundo

10 Largest Graveyards in the World

10. New Public Cemetery Budapest - Hungary

Area: 511 Acres
Buried: approximately 3 million
Established: 1886
City: Budapest
New Public Cemetery (Hungarian: Új köztemető or Rákoskeresztúri sírkert) is the largest cemetery in Budapest and one of the largest in Europe with an area of about 2.07 km² and 3 million burials since its opening in 1886. It is adjacent to the Kozma Street Cemetery; the largest Jewish cemetery in Hungary. Its main building, which was constructed in 1903, has a 26-meter-high bell tower. In addition to its rich vegetation and wide avenues, the cemetery is famous for plot 301, where the martyrs of the 1956 revolution were buried. Today, an enormous modern monument by György Jovánovics marks their graves.

9. Crown Hill Cemetery - U.S.
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Area: 555 Acres
Buried: 200,000
Established: 1864
City: Indianapolis
Crown Hill Cemetery, located at 700 West 38th Street in Indianapolis, is the third largest non-governmental cemetery in the United States at 555 acres (225 ha). It contains 25 miles (40 km) of paved road, over 150 species of trees and plants, over 200,000 graves, and services roughly 1,500 burials per year. It sits on the highest geographic point within the pre-Unigov city limits of Indianapolis. Section 10 of the cemetery is designated as the Crown Hill National Cemetery.
This cemetery and its beautiful location it becomes the most popular place for tourists.

8. Arlington National Cemetery - U.S.
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Area: 624 Acres
Buried: 400,000
Established: 1864
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 - U.S.

Area: 733 Acres
Established: 1845
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 - Australia
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Area: 741.31 Acres
Buried: 1 Million
Established: 1868
City: Sydney, New South Wales
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 - Turkey
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Area: 750 Acres (3.0 km2)
Buried: 1 Million
Established: 1436
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. Ohlsdorf Cemetery - Germany
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Area: 966 Acres
Buried: 1.5 Million
Established: 1877
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 - U.S.
Area: 982 Acres
Established: 1862
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 - U.S.
Area: 1,045 Acres
Buried: 212,000
Established: 1978
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 - Iraq

Area: 1485.5 Acres (6 km²)
Buried: 10 Millions
Established: 7th Century
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.

11. 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. 

Source: wikipedia.org and others


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