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5 of the World’s Most Remote Islands

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4. Saint Helena, Southern Atlantic Ocean

Saint Helena is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands — which made it a perfect location for Napoleon’s final exile. People came in 1502, and today the population number is around 4,200. The island can only be reached by ship, but an airport is in the works for 2016.

Image Credit: Andrew Neaum via Wikimedia Commons

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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9:18AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

The Southern Atlantic has amazing places, islands as well as amazing oceanic wildlife

5:45PM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

And then there's always Hawaii, the most isolated island chain in the world, and not all of the islands are heavily populated. Thanks.

11:19AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

thanks

7:16PM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

I'd love to live at some of these, or at least have a house there :)

7:16PM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

I'd love to live at some of these, or at least have a house there :)

6:13PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

fascinating way to live

3:19AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Thanks

7:39AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

This world of ours is truly incredible - thanks!

7:50AM PDT on May 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:47AM PDT on May 19, 2013

:)

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