Coober Pedy – Underground Town

By Anupum Pant

850 kilometres south of Adelaide is a town called Coober Pedy which looks mostly like a desert from the outside. A birds eye view of it would look something like this.

outside That is because besides a few establishments on the surface like the police station, schools and hospitals, a majority of the town lives underground. Underground they have bars, homes, churches and what not. People walking outside are often cautioned to not walk without looking where they are walking because it is apparently very easy to fall into a pit there…

They live underground mostly because it is too hot on the surface. Temperatures easily reach 40 degrees centigrade and there’s almost no humidity – about 20%.

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