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5 of the World’s Most Remote Islands


5. Tristan de Cunha, Southern Atlantic Ocean

With a population numbering around 275, Tristan de Cunha is one of the most isolated inhabited islands on earth. It’s so isolated, in fact, that the island has only had television for 10 years!†Tracing their roots to 15 emigres from Europe and the United States, the island’s people share only seven last names. All of the families are farmers, and most workers also work for the local government or the lobster factory.†Like St. Helena, Tristan de Cunha can only be reached by ship.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and womenís 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


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


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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