Nuclear Testing Locations

From 1945 until 1998, there have been over 2,000 nuclear tests conducted worldwide.

Location Number of Tests
Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA 935
Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan 496
Russia 214
Mururoa Atoll 175
Enewetak Atoll 43
China (Lop Nur) 41
Christmas Island 30
Bikini Atoll 23
Algeria 17
Johnston Island 12
Australia 12
Fangataufa Atoll 12
India 4
Pacific Ocean 4
Malden Island 3
South Atlantic Ocean 3
Alaska, USA 3
New Mexico , USA 3
North Korea 3
Pakistan 2
Mississippi, USA 2
Colorado, USA 2
Ukraine 2
Uzbekistan 2
Turkmenistan 1
Total 2,051

Source: National Resources Defense Council

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