Pripyat is abandoned ghost town in northern Ukraine, near the Ukraine-Belarus border.

Named after the nearby Pripyat river,  Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated, on the afternoon of April 27, 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster.