Top 10 Largest Cemeteries in the World

10. Crown Hill Cemetery

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Crown Hill Cemetery is located in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, US. The privately owned cemetery was established in 1863. Crown Hill contains over 200,000 graves and covers 555 acres.

9. Zentralfriedhof

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The Zentralfriedhof is located in Vienna, Austria, largest by number of interred in Europe. It was extablished in 1863 and covers 590 acres. It has over 3 million interments which is more than the city's live population

8. Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, US.  It was established in 1864 and encompasses 624 acres. It had 400,000 interments.

7. Spring Grove Cemetery

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Spring Grove Cemetery is a non-profit garden cemetery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is recognized as a US National Historic Landmark. It was established in 1845 and encompasses 733 acres. It had 229,560 interments.

6. Rookwood Cemetery

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Rookwood Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1868 and covers an area of 741.3 acres. It is estimated that 915,000 people have been buried and cremated at Rookwood,

5. Karacaahmet Cemetery

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The Karacaahmet Cemetery is a 700-year-old historic cemetery, located in Üsküdar, the Asian side of Istanbul. Karacaahmet cemetery is the oldest in Istanbul and at 750 acres, the largest burial ground in Turkey. The cemetery was named after a warrior companion of Orhan I, the second Ottoman sultan and is believed to have been founded in the mid-14th century. It is estimated that over a million people are interred in the non-profit cemetery.

4. Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Mausoleum of Johann Heinrich Schröder, Ohlsdorf Rural Cemetery, Hamburg
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Ohlsdorf Cemetery, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the biggest rural cemetery in the world and the fourth-largest cemetery in the world. Most of the people buried at the cemetery are civilians, but there is also a large number of victims of war from various nations. In 1877 the Ohlsdorf Cemetery was established as a non-denominational and multi-regional burial site outside of Hamburg. The cemetery has an area of 966 acres and have 1.5 million interments.

3. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

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The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery lies approximately 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois. It is named after the 16th president of United State. This cemetery, which was established in 1862, encompasses 982 acres and had 44,020 interments as of April, 2016. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has a memorial walkway, in the honor of soldiers who lost their lives in 20th century war.

2. Calverton National Cemetery

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Calverton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Calverton, New York. This cemetery, which was established in 1978, encompasses 1,045 acres and as of the end of 2008 had 212,000 interments. It has the largest area of any national cemetery in the United States and the busiest (in terms of daily burials) conducting more than 7,000 burials each year as of 2011.

1. Wadi-us-Salaam


Wadi Al-Salaam, also known as Valley of Peace, is an ancient Islamic cemetery, located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Established in 7th century, the cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres(almost 15% of the city). It contains approximately 10 million interments. The site is located close to the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first Shia Imam and fourth Caliph and as a result nearly all Iraq's Shi'a muslim population request to be buried there. An estimated 500,000 additional bodies are buried at Wadi Al-Salaam every year.

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