Ville de colma 1

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On 28/09/2022 0

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Hello everyone !

The cemetery town of Colma has more dead than alive.  

Located in the suburbs of San Francisco, the city of Colma is nicknamed "City of the Dead", "City of Souls" or "City of the Silent".  

With chilling names like these, some explanation is in order, isn't it?

At the end of the 19th century, the gold rush rapidly increased the number of inhabitants of San Francisco and the population greatly feared the spread of contagious diseases, such as cholera.  

The city's board of supervisors, concerned about lack of space and public health, voted to ban burials within city limits in the early 1900s.

Ten years later, the decision to exhume the corpses and transport them elsewhere was taken.

Therefore, the small municipality of Colma was officially created in 1924 to serve as a necropolis.

Today, there are 17 cemeteries in the small town where the number of buried bodies is a thousand times higher than the number of inhabitants.  

No wonder the city's slogan is "It's great to be alive in Colma"!

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