10 Kota terburuk untuk dijadikan tempat tinggal

The best and worst cities to live in

The worst

10. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince has around 2.5-3 million residents, many of who are concentrated in the city’s numerous slums. Despite political unrest, the city still attracts some tourism.

The best and worst cities to live in

9. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Among the largest sub-Saharan conurbations, Kinshasa has a population of around 8 million when combined with neighbouring Brazzaville. The city has a high crime rate with 112.3 murders per 100,000 residents.

The best and worst cities to live in

8. Nouakchott, Mauritania

Mauritania’s largest city, Nouakchott expanded from a tiny fishing town in the 1950s to become a city of nearly 900,000 residents, many of whom moved to the city to escape drought.

The best and worst cities to live in

7. Pointe Noire, Congo

Congo’s second largest city, Pointe Noire is among Central Africa’s largest producers of oil. Its attractions include its surfing beaches, although the Foreign Office warns visitors to beware of carjacking and walking the streets after dark.

The best and worst cities to live in

6. Sana’a, Yemen

Dating back to the 6th-century BC, Sana’a’s Old City contains a number of ancient buildings and is recognised as a World Heritage Site. Recent attacks on foreign nationals and the bombing of the US Embassy, however, means it is off most tourist itineraries.

The best and worst cities to live in

5. Khartoum, Sudan

Located on the confluence of the Blue and the White Nile, and the stage for Chinese Gordon’s last stand, the Sudanese capital has seen a great deal of development in recent years, driven largely by the country’s oil money.

The best and worst cities to live in

4. Brazzaville, Congo

Founded in 1880 by European explorer Pierre Savorgan de Brazza, the city’s major industries include textiles and tanning. There were also a number of conflicts and civil wars here throughout the Nineties.

The best and worst cities to live in

3. Ndjamena, Chad

With a population of more than 700,000, Ndjamena was originally founded by the French in 1900 as Fort-Lamy. The city was heavily damaged during the civil war of 1979-82, while rebels attacked the city as recently as 2008.

The best and worst cities to live in

2. Bangui, Central African Republic

Originally a French military post, Bangui became a colonial administrative centre and now has a population in excess of 500,000. The city manufactures textiles, soap and beer, while a number of archeological sites outside the city have UNESCO World Heritage status.

The best and worst cities to live in

1. Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad is the world’s worst city in which to live, according to Mercer. Despite possessing a rich heritage, the city remains beset by problems, although the level of violence across Iraq appears to be falling.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: