In the southern area of African is Namibia in the Namib desert. Located here is Kolmanskop, a ghost town founded in 1908 and abandoned in 1954. The town, built because diamonds were found in the area, was popular for miners until supply began to diminish in the 1920s. Once diamonds disappeared, so did residents similar to that of many gold rush ghost towns in the western United States. Despite the abandonment, Kolmanskop continues to be a popular site for tourists.