How people lived in Pripyat before the disaster?

The following statistics are from January 1, 1986. Population: 49,400 before the disaster. The average age was about 26 years old. Total living space was 658,700 m2 (7,090,000 sq ft): 13,414 apartments in 160 apartment blocks, 18 halls of residence accommodating up to 7,621 single males or females, and 8 halls of residence for married or de facto couples.
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How people lived in Pripyat before the disaster?

How people lived in Pripyat before the disaster?

One notable landmark often featured in photographs of the city and visible from aerial-imaging websites is the long-abandoned Ferris wheel located in the Pripyat amusement park.

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How people lived in Pripyat before the disaster?

How people lived in Pripyat before the disaster?

Education: 15 primary schools for about 5,000 children, 5 secondary schools, 1 professional school.

Education: 15 primary schools for about children, 5 secondary schools, 1 professional school.

Healthcare: 1 hospital that could accommodate up to 410 patients, and 3 clinics.

Healthcare: 1 hospital that could accommodate up to 410 patients, and 3 clinics.

Trade: 25 stores and malls; 27 cafes, cafeterias and restaurants could serve up to 5,535 customers simultaneously. 10 warehouses could hold 4,430 tons of goods.

Trade: 25 stores and malls; 27 cafes, cafeterias and restaurants could serve up to customers simultaneously. 10 warehouses could hold tons of goods.

Industry: 4 factories with total annual turnover of 477,000,000 rubles. 1 nuclear power plant.

Industry: 4 factories with total annual turnover of rubles.

Telecommunication: 2,926 local phones managed by the Pripyat Phone Company, plus 1,950 phones owned by Chernobyl power station's administration, Jupiter plant and Department of Architecture and Urban Development.

Telecommunication: local phones managed by the Pripyat Phone Company, plus phones owned by Chernobyl power station's administration, Jupiter plant and Department of Architecture and Urban Development.

Though Pripyat is located within the administrative district of Ivankiv Raion, the abandoned city now has the status of city of oblast significance within the larger Kiev Oblast (province), being administered directly from Kiev. Pripyat is also supervised by Ukraine's Ministry of Emergencies, which manages activities for the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Though Pripyat is located within the administrative district of Ivankiv Raion, the abandoned city now has the status of city of oblast significance within the larger Kiev Oblast (province), being administered directly from Kiev. Pripyat is also supervised by Ukraine's Ministry of Emergencies, which manages activities for the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Access to Pripyat, unlike cities of military importance, was not restricted before the disaster as nuclear power stations were seen by the Soviet Union as safer than other types of power plants. Nuclear power stations were presented as being an achievement of Soviet engineering, where nuclear power was harnessed for peaceful projects.

Access to Pripyat, unlike cities of military importance, was not restricted before the disaster as nuclear power stations were seen by the Soviet Union as safer than other types of power plants. Nuclear power stations were presented as being an achievement of Soviet engineering, where nuclear power was harnessed for peaceful projects.

The slogan "peaceful atom" (Russian: мирный атом, mirnıy atom) was popular during those times. The original plan had been to build the plant only 25 km (16 mi) from Kiev, but the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, among other bodies, expressed concern about it being too close to the city. As a result, the power station and Pripyat were built at their current locations, about 100 km (62 mi) from Kiev. After the disaster the city of Pripyat was evacuated in two days.

Chernobyl disaster occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR, USSR.

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