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A variety of notable cemeteries across the globe are included along with their locations. Reasons for notability include their design, their history, and their interments.

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Žale
   is located in   
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Largest cemetery in Slovenia and burial site of many famous Slovenes
American Cemetery
   is located in   
Normandy, France
9387 military dead, most on D-Day
Anastaseos Tou Kyriou
   is located in   
Thessaloniki, Greece
Biggest public cemetery of Greece
Antakalnis Cemetery
   is located in   
Vilnius, Lithuania
Established in 1809
Aoyama Cemetery
   is located in   
Tokyo, Japan
Famous for its cherry blossoms
Arlington National Cemetery
   is located in   
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
Home of “The Tomb of the Unknowns”
Arnos Vale Cemetery
   is located in   
Bristol, England
Laid out as an Arcadian landscape with buildings by Charles Underwood
Badakabarastan
   is located in   
Mumbai, India
One of the largest Muslim cemeteries in the country
Bani Israel Graveyard
   is located in   
Karachi, Pakistan
The only Jewish cemetery in Karachi
Behesht-e Zahra
   is located in   
Tehran, Iran
Largest cemetery in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini buried here
Bonaventure Cemetery
   is located in   
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
Made famous by the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Boothill Graveyard
   is located in   
Tombstone, Arizona, U.S.A.
Victims of the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” are buried here
Bretteville-sur-Laize
   is located in   
Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Burial ground for Canadian soldiers
Calvary Cemetery
   is located in   
East Los Angeles, California, USA
Burial place of Lionel Barrymore and Lou Costello
Campo Verano
   is located in   
Rome, Italy
Contains a monument to the victims of the WW I
Canongate Kirkyard
   is located in   
Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial place of Adam Smith
Catacombs of Paris
   is located in   
Paris, France
The ossuary fills a renovated section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of Paris' stone mines
Cathays Cemetery
   is located in   
Cardiff, Wales
Originally opened in 1859, it now occupies an area of over 100 acres
Cathedral Basilica of St Denis
   is located in   
Paris, France
Burial place of French kings
Cebeci Asri Cemetery
   is located in   
Ankara, Turkey
Second largest cemetery in Ankara after Karşıyaka Cemetery
Central Cemetery
   is located in   
Szczecin, Poland
Third biggest cemetery in Europe
Cimetière De Bagneux
   is located in   
Paris, France
Was the burial place of Oscar Wilde until his remains were moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
Cimetière De Passy
   is located in   
Paris, France
Édouard Manet, Fernandel, Claude Debussy
Cimetière De Saint-Ouen
   is located in   
Paris, France
Joan of Arc was told to recant or face execution here
Cimetière Des Gonards
   is located in   
Paris, France
Burial place of Edith Wharton
Cimitero Monumentale Di Staglieno
   is located in   
Genoa, Italy
Famous for its monumental sculpture
Cimitero Monumentale
   is located in   
Milan, Italy
Noted for its abundance of highly artistic and often imposing tombs
Clouston Field of Remembrance
   is located in   
Colenso, South Africa
For those lost in the 2nd Boer War
Congressional Cemetery
   is located in   
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Many members of the U.S. Congress who died while Congress was in session are interred here
Cross Bones
   is located in   
London, England
Established originally as an unconsecrated graveyard for "single women," a euphemism for prostitutes
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
   is located in   
Colma, California, U.S.A.
William Randolph Hearst buried here
Desert Memorial Park
   is located in   
Catheral City, California, U.S.A.
Burial place of Frank Sinatra
Ebn-e Babooyeh
   is located in   
Tehran, Iran
Named after a famous scholar of Shia Islam
Eden Memorial Park Cemetery
   is located in   
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Groucho Marx buried here
Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery
   is located in   
Istanbul, Turkey
Graves date back to the 15th c.
El Camino Memorial Park
   is located in   
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Ray Kroc and Pete Rozelle buried here
Emamzadeh Taher
   is located in   
Karaj, Iran
Most famous cemetery in Iran
Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial
   is located in   
Waregem, Belgium
411 American WWI servicemen are buried or commemorated there
Foochow Mission Cemetery
   is located in   
Fuzhou, China
Contained many Protestant missionaries
Ford Park Cemetery
   is located in   
Plymouth, England
It came into use during one of the largest outbreaks of cholera in the country
Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Cemetery
   is located in   
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Many famous screen stars buried here, including Lucille Ball
Gallant Garden
   is located in   
Hong Kong
For civil servants who lost their lives on duty
Glasnevin Cemetery
   is located in   
Dublin, Ireland
Over 1,500,000 buried here
God’s Acre
   is located in   
Herrnhut Saxony, Germany
Traditional name given to the graveyards of Congregations of the Moravian Church
Gora Kabristan
   is located in   
Lahore, Pakistan
The only Christian cemetery in Lahore
Graceland
   is located in   
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Burial place of Elvis Presley
Haidar Pasha Cemetery
   is located in   
Istanbul, Turkey
Initially provided for British military of the Crimean War
Hero's Acre
   is located in   
Pretoria, South Africa
RIP, Paul Kruger
Highgate Cemetery
   is located in   
London, England
Site of a famous vampire hunt in March, 1970
Huguenot Cemetery
   is located in   
Dublin, Ireland
Relatives of Samuel Becket are buried here
Iona Abbey
   is located in   
Isle of Iona, Scotland
Burial place of many kings of Scotland, and Labour leader John Smith
Jairampur Cemetery
   is located in   
Jairampur, India
A World War II cemetery
Kalamaja Cemetery
   is located in   
Tallinn, Estonia
Completely flattened and destroyed by the Soviet occupation in 1964
Karacaahmet Cemetery
   is located in   
Istanbul, Turkey
Oldest in Istanbul and largest burial ground in Turkey
Labuan War Cemetery
   is located in   
Labuan, Malaysia
Commonwealth World War II graveyard
Les Invalides
   is located in   
Paris, France
Military burial grounds, includes Napoleon
Libingan Ng Mga Bayani
   is located in   
Manila, Philippines
Translates “Cemetery of the Heroes”
La Loma Catholic Cemetery
   is located in   
Manila, Philippines
Oldest cemetery in Manila
Macedonian Tombs
   is located in   
Vergina, Greece
Burial place of Phillip II of Macedon
Magnificent Seven
   is located in   
London, England
Used by the citizens of nineteenth century London, actually seven cemeteries
Maqbaratoshoara
   is located in   
Tabriz, Iran
Mausoleum for poets, mystics and famous people
Mawangdui
   is located in   
Changsha, China
Contained the tombs of three people from the western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
Mazar-e-Shura
   is located in   
Srinagar, India
Translates, “The Cemetery of Poets”
Mạc Đĩnh Chi Cemetery
   is located in   
Saigon, Vietnam
French colonial cemetery
Mõigu Cemetery
   is located in   
Tallinn, Estonia
Completely flattened and destroyed by the Soviet occupation in WW II
Mirogoj Cemetery
   is located in   
Zagreb, Croatia
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cemetery parks in Europe
Mominpura Graveyard
   is located in   
Lahore, Pakistan
More than 100,000 people are buried here
Mountain View Cemetery
   is located in   
Vancouver, Canada
Oldest cemetery in Vancouver, 145,000 burials here
Mount Holly Cemetery
   is located in   
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Known as “The Westminster Abbey of Arkansas”
Mount Kōya
   is located in   
Osaka, Japan
Located in an 800m high valley amid eight peaks
Mount Moriah Cemetery
   is located in   
Deadwood, South Dakota, U.S.A.
Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried here
Mount Olivet Cemetery
   is located in   
Halifax, Canada
19 victims of the RMS Titanic buried here
Mt Pleasant Cemetery
   is located in   
Toronto, Canada
Glenn Gould is buried here
Newgrange
   is located in   
County Meath, Ireland
An example of a megalithic passage tomb mound
Norra Begravningsplatsen
   is located in   
Stockholm, Sweden
Literally “The Northern Cemetery” and burial place of Alfred Nobel and Ingrid Bergman
Novodevichy Cemetery
   is located in   
Moscow, Russia
Nikita Khrushchev, Boris Yeltsin, Chekhov, and composer Sergei Prokofiev are buried here
Oakdale Cemetery
   is located in   
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.
Bix Beiderbecke, jazz trumpeter buried here
Ohlsdorf Cemetery
   is located in   
Hamburg, Germany
Biggest non-military cemetery in the world
Olšany Cemetery
   is located in   
Prague, Czech Republic
Largest graveyard in Prague
Old Jewish Cemetery
   is located in   
Prague, Czech Republic
Cemetery has 12 layers of graves
Orglandes War Cemetery
   is located in   
Normandy, France
Burials come from summer 1944, immediately following D-Day
Peter and Paul Fortress
   is located in   
St Petersburg, Russia
All Russian Tsars since Peter the Great are buried here
Petrašiūnai Cemetery
   is located in   
Kaunas, Lithuania
Designated for graves of people influential in national history, politics, arts, and science
Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery
   is located in   
St Petersburg, Russia
More people buried here than anywhere else in the world
Postman’s Park
   is located in   
London, England
Mary Watts is buried alongside George Frederic Watts here
Père Lachaise
   is located in   
Paris, France
Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, Maria Callas, Collette, Frederick Chopin, Jim Morrison
Princeton Cemetery
   is located in   
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Burial place of Aaron Burr
Raadi Cemetery
   is located in   
Tartu, Estonia
Largest burial ground of the Baltic Germans in Estonia
Riddarholmen Church
   is located in   
Stockholm, Sweden
The burial church of the Swedish monarchs
Saint Boniface Cathedral
   is located in   
St Boniface, Canada
Oldest graveyard in Western Canada
Sai Wan War Cemetery
   is located in   
Hong Kong
WWII dead are buried here
Sakamoto International Cemetery
   is located in   
Nagasaki, Japan
Cemetery for foreigners
Schaerbeek Cemetery
   is located in   
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian surrealist René Magritte buried here
Schoonselhof Cemetery
   is located in   
Antwerp Belgium
War memorials for the graves of 1,557 British Commonwealth soldiers
Shah-i-Zinda
   is located in   
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Translates "the living king" connected with Kusam ibn Abbas, cousin of the prophet Muhammad buried there
Skogskyrkogården
   is located in   
Stockholm, Sweden
Translated “The Woodland Cemetery”, burial place of Greta Garbo
South Park Street Cemetery
   is located in   
Kolkata, India
Burial place of Robert Kyd (1746-1793), botanist
Stanley Military Cemetery
   is located in   
Hong Kong
Military cemetery and battlefield of WWII
Stare Powązki
   is located in   
Warsaw, Poland
The most famous cemetery in the city, and one of the oldest
St Louis Cemetery
   is located in   
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Consists of 3 cemeteries. The custom of above-ground burial in New Orleans is a mixture of folklore and fact
Taman Selatan
   is located in   
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Analogous to Arlington Natl Cemetery in America
Tanjung Kupang Memorial
   is located in   
Jalan Kebun Teh, Malaysia
Remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 653
Vadi-e Rahmat
   is located in   
Tabriz, Iran
Many dead from the Iran-Iraq war are buried here
Vvedenskoye Cemetery
   is located in   
Moscow, Russia
For the former German community of Moscow
Waiola Church
   is located in   
Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
1820’s Hawaiian royalty buried here
Wajee Nature Park
   is located in   
Nyeri, Kenya
RIP, Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts
Weißensee Cemetery
   is located in   
Berlin, Germany
Second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe
Welford Road Cemetery
   is located in   
Leicester, England
Initially intended for dissenters
Westlawn Cemetery
   is located in   
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Jack Ruby, who shot Lee Harvey Oswald, is buried here
Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery
   is located in   
Hong Kong
Largest cemetery in Hong Kong
Wolvercote Cemetery
   is located in   
Oxford, England
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), author and academic is buried here
Woodlawn Cemetery
   is located in   
The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
More than 300,000 burials here, including Duke Ellington and Joseph Pulitzer
Yanaka Cemetery
   is located in   
Tokyo, Japan
One of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt
York Qabristan
   is located in   
New Delhi, India
An Anglo-Indian cemetery
Zahir-od-dowleh
   is located in   
Tehran, Iran
Many giants of art and culture buried here
Zhaojun Tomb
   is located in   
Hohhot, China
It is called by the local Mongols: Temür Urkhu
Zōshigaya Cemetery
   is located in   
Tokyo, Japan
Welcomes people from any religion


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