Coober pedy is a smallest town in some part of Northern south Australia. Basically is a mining town. So many of coober pedys residents mostly live underground to avoid the heat.
People of coober pedy sometimes refer the town as opal capital of the world, because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there.Coober pedy is a small town about halfway between Adelaide and Alice springs. It is situated on the edge of the erosional scrap of Stuart rangers. Homes, churches, and many more are found in the small hole.
Most of coober pedy is a community built into underground shelters called ‘dugouts’ where the temperature stays 75 degrees even on a hotter days.
The harsh summer desert Temperatures mean that many residents prefer to live in caves bored into the hillside (dugouts). A standard three bedroom cave home with kitchen and bathroom can be excavated out of the rock.
Coober pedy has about 1,800 residents and it’s still an eccentric mining town. Also an underground space has been developed within the town generally by excavating into hillside. By this method hotels, churches and homes have been built underground.
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