Strange it may sound, but you are not allowed to die in any of these places. The world is one strange place. To experience various other different aspects of these places and their peculiarities book a flight ticket.
1. Longyearbyen in Norway
Longyearbyen, a beautiful and chilly place, located in the Svalbard Islands of Norway prohibits the death of a human. The location has a subsoil that is permanently frozen creating a permafrost. As a result, the bodies buried underneath in lieu of decomposing get preserved! So when someone falls sick irrecoverably, the locals take the person away to bury the body in some other part of Norway.
2. Cugnaux in France
This is one interesting piece to tell. The denizens of this part of the world were literally banned from dying! In the year 2007, the then Mayor of Cugnaux in France named Philippe Guérin endeavored to build a cemetery. The reason behind the project was unavailability of burial fields in the area. But unfortunately the project was not green-signalled resulting into a queer decision from his end - he banned death altogether!
3. Sellia in Italy
A small town in Italy, Sellia that once had a flourishing population today has been reduced to a marginal number. The place is home to just a modicum of five hundred and thirty seven people, mostly aged. Gripped in this quagmire, the Mayor of Sellia, came out with an ordain prohibiting sickness or death within his area! His decree was intended to raise health awareness amongst the people and the ones who took his words lightly were literally fined ten euros a year!
4. Lanjaron in Spain
No one can die in Lanjaron in Spain as per the decree from the authority! The problem here is that this village is wanting in adequate space for cemetery. And the authority is still looking out for new possibilities. Till then, no one can die! What a sense of humour!
5. Itsukushima in Japan
Itsukushima is a holy island in Japan and the residents who profess Shintoism are darn serious about its sanctity. So much so that they ensure neither a birth nor a death takes place here! And this restriction has been in place since the year 1878 and is still considered with downright seriousness. The out-and-out austerity behind the matter is lain in the gory Battle of Miyajima that took place in 1555. Post-victory, the place was cleansed and the blood-stained mud was removed.
Author : Satarupa Hajra