List of cemeteries
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This is a list of notable cemeteries by country.
- Rookwood Cemetery, (Sydney) - Proper name 'The Necropolis, Rookwood" at over 2.8 km2, reputedly the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere if not the world, first used in 1867. More than 1,000,000 interments.
- Waverley Cemetery, (Sydney) - opened in 1877. Dramatic location on picturesque coastal site, many local historical figures such as writer Henry Lawson. 50,000 allotments.
- Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, (Sydney) - incorporates Botany Cemetery, Eastern Suburbs Crematorium and Pioneer Park (where headstones from early Sydney burial grounds have been relocated).
- Gore Hill cemetery, Sydney. Operated from 1864 to 1974.
- Karrakatta Cemetery, (Perth) - opened in 1899 north of the Swan River and closest to the Perth city centre.
- Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane - Proper name "The Brisbane General Cemetery" the oldest and largest Brisbane cemetery opened in 1875, was originally utilised by the earliest colonists. Resting place of author Steele Rudd.
- Island of the dead - Port Arthur, Tasmania - early convict graves, part of the old goal and convict reform settlement.
- Fremantle Cemetery, (Perth) - opened 1898 south of the Swan River and city of Perth -
- Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide - opened in 1936 during South Australia's centenary year.
- Melbourne General Cemetery
- Fawkner Cemetery
- Springvale Botanical Cemetery
- Zentralfriedhof, Vienna - Famous Austrian singer Wolfgang Ambros wrote "Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof" for its centennial in 1974. Largest in Europe by number of interred (over 3 mio.) and one of the worlds largest in size: 250 ha.
- Kapuzinergruft, Vienna - Final resting place of over 140 members of the House of Habsburg
- St. Marx Cemetery- Final resting place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (exact location unknown).
- Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerp
- Ixelles Cemetery in Brussels
- Laeken Cemetery in Brussels
- Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres
People's Republic of China
- Gallant Garden is the cemetery for civil and public servants who died in service
- Hong Kong Cemetery - The early western cemetery in the early colonial era of Hong Kong
- Stanley Military Cemetery - Not only one of the major military cemeteries of Hong Kong, but also one of the last battlefields of Hong Kong Defence, 1941
- Sai Wan War Cemetery - Most of the World War II of Hong Kong and East Asia Stage war deads are buried there
- Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery - largest in Hong Kong
- Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague
- Olšany Cemetery, Prague - the biggest graveyard in the Czech republic
- New Jewish Cemetery, Prague - built next to the Olšany Cemetery to alievate the space problems faced by the Old Jewish Cemetery, it is the burial place of Franz Kafka
- Vyšehrad cemetery, Prague - the Czech Republic's most important cemetery, it is the burial site for Antonín Dvořák, Alfons Mucha and Bedřich Smetana, amongst others.
- Cimetière de Bagneux, Paris - burial place for Jean Vigo, Gribouille, Alfred Jarry and others.
- Catacombs of Paris, millions of remains in caves and tunnels under the city of Paris.
- Cimetière de Batignolles, Paris, resting place of France´s famous sons André Breton and Paul-Marie Verlaine, among others.
- Cimetière des Gonards, Versailles, burial place for Edith Wharton, Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte and others.
- Grand Jas Cemetery, Cannes - buried here are Lily Pons, Peter Carl Fabergé, Martine Carol and other celebrities
- Cimetière de Levallois, Paris, resting place of Maurice Ravel, Louise Michel (The Red Virgin) and Gustave Eiffel
- Les Invalides, Paris - war heroes including Napoleon
- Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris - resting place of Edgar Degas, Heinrich Heine, Georges Feydeau, the Cancan dancer, known as La Goulue (Louise Weber) among other artists (notably Dalida and Vaslav Nijinsky) and writers (like Alexandre Dumas, fils). But also many others. Émile Zola was initially buried here, but his remains were later moved to the Panthéon. His gravestone can still be seen here, however.
- Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris - serves the great artistic quarter of Montparnasse, including the graves of Charles Baudelaire, Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Seberg, Serge Gainsbourg and Man Ray. Pierre Laval and Porfirio Diaz are also buried here among many, many others.
- Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery resting place of Anatole France among others.
- Panthéon, Paris - France's most honored, including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Émile Zola.
- Cimetière de Pantin in Paris is the burial site of the singer Damia, and other notables.
- Cimetière de Passy, Paris - Claude Debussy, Edouard Manet and many others.
- Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris - resting place of famous persons such as Colette, Baron Georges Haussmann, Eugène Delacroix, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Molière, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gertrude Stein, Édith Piaf, Marcel Proust and Frédéric Chopin. Many French Holocaust victims (and their camps) are commemorated there.
- Saint Denis Basilica, Paris - burial site for French Royalty.
- Cimetière de Saint-Ouen, Paris - where, on 24 May 1430, Joan of Arc was told to recant or face summary execution. Some of those buried here are the painters Suzanne Valadon, Jules Pascin, and tennis star Suzanne Lenglen.
- Saint Remi Basilica, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
- Cimetière Saint-Vincent, a small cemetery in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris contains the graves of such notables as Arthur Honegger, Marcel Carné, Maurice Utrillo and others.
- Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery: Ivan Bunin, Rudolph Nureyev, Felix Yusupov, Andrei Tarkovsky
- Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
- Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
- Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
- Behesht-e Zahra in Tehran - largest Iranian cemetery
- Emamzadeh Taher in Karaj
- Maghbarat ol-Shoara (the Poets’ cemetery in Tabriz)
- Vadi-e Rahmat, Tabriz Cemetery
- Naqsh-e Rustam (Achaemenid Royal Cemetery)
- Shah-Abdol-Azim Cemetery, Rayy, Tehran
- Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
- Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin - this cemetery has over 1,500,000 people buried in it - many were victims of the great famine of 1845; there are also many prominent Irish figures buried here such as Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera
- Carrowmore, County Sligo
- Deansgrange, County Dublin
- Huguenot Cemetery, Dublin
- Mount Jerome cemetery, Dublin
- Newgrange, County Meath
- St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, Dublin
- St. Kevin's Church and Cemetery, Dublin
- Mount Herzl, the official cemetery for the leaders of Israel, where many Prime Ministers of Israel and President of Israel are buried. Theodor Herzl, Zeev Jabotinsky, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin are among those who are buried here.
- Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem - in almost continual use from First Temple times until today. Menachem Begin buried here. See also Category:Burials at the Mount of Olives and list of notable people buried on the Mount of Olives.
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the ancient church built on the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and buried.
- Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.
- Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze, Florence - resting place of Donatello and many members of the Medici family;
- Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Florence - resting place of Galileo, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Gioacchino Rossini and many other notables;
- English Cemetery, Florence - burial site for Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Frances Trollope, Theodore Parker and others;
- Porte Sante, Florence - resting place of Carlo Collodi and many others;
- Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice - resting place of Titian, Claudio Monteverdi and the heart of Antonio Canova;
- Campo di Verano cemetery, Rome
- Cimitero Monumentale in Milan is a very large cemetery that includes the Famedio (Temple of Fame) where Vladimir Horowitz, Alessandro Manzoni, Arturo Toscanini, Eva Peron and others are interred;
- Camposanto, Pisa
- Catacombs of Rome
- Protestant Cemetery, Rome - resting place of Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats;
- San Michele, Venice - Venice's main cemetery and resting place of Ezra Pound, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev;
- Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa—famous for its sepulchral sculpture and architecture.
- Old English Cemetery, Livorno - probably the first protestant burial ground in Italy, resting place of Tobias Smollett
- Bukit China in Malacca is the largest (250,000 m2) Chinese cemetery outside China, with graves that date back to the Ming dynasty.
- Taman Selatan
- Tanjung Kupang Memorial
- Taiping War Cemetery
- Labuan War Cemetery
- Westerkerk, Amsterdam - Resting place of Rembrandt van Rijn
- Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam - Resting place of Joost van den Vondel, Michiel de Ruyter
- Nieuwe Kerk, Delft - Resting place of William I of Orange, most members of House of Orange
- Oude Kerk, Delft - Resting place of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Maarten Tromp, Johannes Vermeer
- Holten Canadian War Cemetery
- Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
- Margraten - Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
- Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery
- Beth Haim of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
- Dunedin Northern Cemetery - final resting place of Thomas Bracken, author of New Zealand's national anthem, God Defend New Zealand.
- Ballyoan Cemetery, County Londonderry
- Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast
- Milltown Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast - the resting place of many republican paramilitaries, including hunger striker Bobby Sands
- Roselawn Cemetery, Belfast, Burial site of George Best
- Gora Qabaristan, Karachi - Karachi's only operational Christian cemetery.
- Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
- Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
- Manila North Cemetery, Manila
- Manila Chinese Cemetery, Manila
- La Loma Cemetery, Manila and Caloocan City
- Kraków - Rakowicki Cemetery,
- Kraków - Skałka, the "National Pantheon",
- Kraków - Wawel Cathedral, burial place for Polish kings, bishops of Kraków,poets and national heroes,
- Warsaw - Powązki Cemetery, among those interred here are film director Krzysztof Kieślowski and Nobel Prize winning author Władysław Reymont,
- Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland - Resting place of Adam Smith, regarded as the founder of modern economics
- Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh - Greyfriars Bobby the Skye terrier
- Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland - elaborate mausolea
- Iona Abbey, last resting place of many kings of Scotland, and Labour leader John Smith
- Riddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm
- Norra begravningsplatsen, established in 1827 in northern Stockholm, is the burial site for a number of Swedish notables including Alfred Nobel, Ingrid Bergman and Ulrich Salchow.
- Skogskyrkogården, a relatively new cemetery opened in 1920 in southern Stockholm, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst others, the cemetery contains the graves of actress Greta Garbo.
- Uppsala Cathedral is the burial site for several Swedish kings and queens from the 16th and 17th century, as well as Carolus Linnaeus and Emanuel Swedenborg. The nearby Old Graveyard houses the grave of Dag Hammarskjöld.
Taiwan (Republic of China)
- Cebeci Asri Cemetery: The cemetery for high ranked public and military officials in Ankara
- Turkish State Cemetery: Cemetery in Ankara reserved for presidents, prime ministers and high ranked military officials fought at the Turkish War of Independence
- Azmak Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Beach Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Green Hill Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Lancashire Landing Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Pink Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Redoubt Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Skew Bridge Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Shrapnel Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- The Nek Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Twelve Tree Copse Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- V Beach Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Walker's Ridge Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
- Aşiyan Asri Cemetery: Burial ground at Bosporus, where mostly renowned intellectuals, writers and artists rest
- Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery: Military cemetery, where also high ranked civil servants and renowned personalities are buried
- Haydarpaşa Cemetery: Cemetery for British soldiers, who died during the Crimean War and British Commonwealth soldiers of the two World Wars
- Karacaahmet Cemetery: 700 year-old cemetery in Üsküdar
- Zincirlikuyu Cemetery: Istanbul's first modern structured cemetery located in Şişli
- For England, see: List of cemeteries in England
- For Northern Ireland, see: List of cemeteries in Northern Ireland
- For Scotland, see: List of cemeteries in Scotland
- For Wales, see: List of cemeteries in Wales
United States of America
- Aberfan Cemetery, Most of the victims of the Aberfan Coal Tip Disaster which killed 144 People which 116 of those were Children on 21 October 1966 are buried here.
- Cathays Cemetery,Cardiff One of the largest Cemeterys in the United Kingdom opened in 1859 covering over 100 acres of land.
- Kerrigan, Michael (1995). Who Lies Where - a guide to famous graves. London: Fourth Estate. ISBN 1-85702-258-0.
- Pearson, Lynn F. (1998). Discovering Famous Graves. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. ISBN 0-7478-0371-4.
- Hale Collection - Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.
- Cemeteries of the World - Photoblog
- Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe
- Famous cemeteries in France (in French only)
- Photos of famous graves world wide with biographies of the deceased. (German)
- British-era cemeteries in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma