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6 of the World’s Most Remote People (Slideshow)

6. Pitcairn Islands, Southern Pacific Ocean

Most of the 48 residents of Pitcairn are the descendents of Bounty Mutineers and Tahitians that accompanied them. The least populated jurisdiction in the world, Pitcairn is a British Overseas Territory. Currently, Pitcairners only have electricity for 10 hours a day, though a wind power plant is in the works

Most of the economy is built around tourism, with visitors mostly staying in Pitcairner’s homes. All Pitcairners between 16 and 65 are required to help maintain the tiny island.

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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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5:27AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Thank you for the fascinating article.

2:29PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013


11:58AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Amazing that these people and places can still exist, thank you.

2:40PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Please keep the ignorant excuse for humans away from these humble fascinating places!!

6:37AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

The Pticairn Island seem to be an ideal place o go to get away from it all. I am sure they have their own problems and ideals, but something that simple may be good in a way....

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1:13AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Thanks for the article.

8:30AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Fascinating, good to know that there are still some cultures that resist that fast paced lives we often lead.
Sad to know that some are being threatened by the drug trade and other nasty issues.
Glad to know that Brazil is actively trying to protect the unknown tribe from various threats.

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