10 Amazing Cities That Didn’t Exist in 1960TRAVEL
The below cities literally did not exist a mere 50 years ago. In a mere two or three generations, these cities went from almost nothing, to being huge population centers and important cogs of economic growth.
10. Incheon, South Korea
The city of Incheon in South Korea, just miles from the North Korean border. With a population of nearly 3 million, it is the third largest city in South Korea. In 1994, the South Korean government to take a keen eye to the future, a bold plan to reclaim land from the sea off the coast of Incheon, and build the world’s largest technological ubiquitous city. With an estimated cost of $ 40 to 50 billion, the city has an estimated completion date of 2020, and hopes to receive up to half a million inhabitants. The South Korean government is also trying to build the city within a strict green blueprint, which can make it or not.
9. King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
Not only that, this city is not in the year 1960 are it hardly exists now. King Abdullah. Great vision of a future city on the Red Sea about an hour away from the Saudi city of Jeddah With an estimated cost of 100 billion dollars to build a state-of-the-art city costs money. It’s hard to pin down the number of people who currently live in the city, as we hear only vague estimates as how the city should be 2 million in 2020, the house when it is completed. Which ensures it is known that there are a lot of workers to objects the construction of a set.
8. Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
In 1971 Frobisher Bay officially. a settlement in the Northwest Territories of Canada South of the Arctic Circle, about 2,000 people braved the elements on the southern coast of Baffin Iceland. The native Inuit wanted an area all. Their own, and in 1999 officially divided by the Northwest Territories, and was in the province of Nunavut Two years later Iqualuit was officially designated as a city, especially the capital of the new province. In the past 10 years, the population has “transferred” to nearly 7,000 residents. Despite its small population Iqualuit is a capital which regulates more than 750,000 square miles of territory, an area larger than the state of Alaska.
7. Sandouping, China
The area around Sandouping Huangniupu village was known as until 1984. The Chinese government has created the city to the 40,000 workers who would build the Three Gorges Dam, the largest power company in the world to accommodate. Just a few miles down the river is the city of Chongqing. With a population of almost 30 million euros So basically, the Chinese built a new city to host a dam to supply electricity to a nearby megapolis. Talk about a logistical nightmare. 35,000 residents still call Sandouping home.
6. Putrajaya, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. with a population of just over 1.5 million But due to overcrowding, the government felt the need to build a new city to serve as the federal administrative center. About 15 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur, the government built the planned city of Putrajaya. Founded in 1995, the population has ballooned to over 65,000, with a state-of-the-art transportation system linking Kuala Lumpur.
5. Astana, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan declared its independence. from the ashes of the former Soviet Union in 1991 Flush with oil money, the government took only four years to decide it wanted to move the capital from Almaty, the largest city, the historical city Tselinograd, renamed Astana. Was formally incorporated in 1961 Tselinograd had a lot of people who live there in the course of the century, but not always of their own accord, but was once home to one of the most infamous gulags in the former Soviet Union.
4. Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960 and for the next decade, war plagued the country. With the 70s, tells of several cultural groups decided that the country needed a new capital in the center of Nigeria, free from the history of bloodshed. With the discovery of oil, money began to flow in the African nation, construction took about 10 years for Nigeria vision of the future. In 1991, Abuja completed and named the new capital. In little more than 20 years, the population of Abuja to nearly a million exploding (about 3 million in the metro area) and Nigeria by 7 recognize most populous nation in the world. Some population experts expect the 3rd Nigeria largest nation in 2050.
3. Doha, Qatar
Qatar’s independence from Britain in 1971. Large oil and gas reserves poured billions of dollars into the new economy, so that Forbes Magazine named quickly Qatar the world’s richest nation. Doha was its own municipality in 1963 and has since grown in size and is now home to one million inhabitants.
give them the corrupt weasels at FIFA World Cup 2022, although situated in the desert, with the average high temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit from May to September. Not exactly a friendly environment for high-level football.
2. Navi Mumbai, India
The city of Mumbai, formally Bombay has. has a population of over 12 million Mumbai grew and grew, until it reaches its physical limits in 1972, on an island just off the Indian coast. Navi Mumbai was then developed on the mainland across from Mumbai. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned community in the world. In 40 years, with the express purpose of de-congesting Mumbai, the population has exponentially grown to the point where Navi Mumbai is now home to 1.2 million people and continues to expand further and further inland.
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In 1971, Dubai declared independence from the United Kingdom and was part of the group that formed the United Arab Emirates. The oil was discovered in the region, and the riches would be provided to change the current view of the area forever. In a period of 40 years the population has grown from a few thousand to more than 1.5 million inhabitants. More radically, the city began to build artificial islands, with land reclaimed from the Persian Gulf. Over the past 15 years, the city has continued to grow on land that was created after 2000. The Palm Islands are modern miracles, just as the planned islands that are currently challenged in the balance, because of the current credit problems in Dubai.