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Chernobyl HBO location: Where is Chernobyl filmed? Where is it set?

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The HBO and Sky Atlantic miniseries Chernobyl is IMDBs highest scoring TV show.

The five-part drama series takes a look at the events of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which changed peoples lives forever.

More than 350,400 people were evacuated from their homes in Ukraine, Belarus in Russia when a nuclear disaster happened at the power plant in Chernobyl.

The area is now largely a ghost town, with a few tourists being taken there in organised groups.

But Chernobyl and the surrounding area is still suffering from high levels of radiation.

In fact, experts have predicted no humans should live there for at least 20,000 years.

So where was Chernobyl filmed and where is it set?

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Where is Chernobyl set?

The miniseries is set in Pripyat, which is a small town in Ukraine – which was then part of the Soviet Union – in 1986.

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Pripyat, in northern Ukraine, is where the workers of the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant would live.

When the city was evacuated on April 27, 1986, the day after the nuclear disaster, the population was 49,360.

The Chernobyl series starts two years and a day after the disaster happened, at the home of Soviet Scientist Valery Lagasov (Jared Harris).

Then it flashes back to the beginning of the explosion which would change the lives of thousands forever.

The series dramatises the aftermath of the disaster, and follows the human impact as well as the Soviet governments cover up.

Chernobyl Ignalina in Lithuania

CHERNOBYL: The filming location was at powerplant in Ignalina, Lithuania (Pic: GETTY)

Where is Chernobyl filmed?

The main filming for the miniseries took place at Chernobyls sister plant, Ignalina in Lithuania.

Ignalina is about 100 miles away from Vilnius, the capital of the eastern European country.

The team filmed the dramatisation of the event in spring and summer 2018.

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