THE REMOTEST PLACES IN THE WORLD
Added on: 13th Oct 2016
MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA
A research centre and a main community in Antarctica, the
world´s most isolated continent, the McMurdo Station is
operated by the US through the United States Antarctic
Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation.
Up to 1,258 residents can be accommodated at the station,
but they still have to deal with the extreme Antarctic climate.
Located on the Adak Island, Alaska, Adak is the westernmost
municipality of the US. Inhabited by just over 300 people,
the town lies in a sub-polar oceanic climate zone,
characterized by persistently overcast skies, moderated
temperatures, high winds and frequent cyclonic storms.
With 263 rainy days per year, Adak has the second
highest precipitation in the US.
BANTAM VILLAGE, COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS
The largest settlement on the Cocos Islands, an Australian
territory in the Indian Ocean, the Bantam Village is where
most of the approximately 600 residents of the Cocos
Islands live. Lying in the tropical latitude, the Bantam Village
experiences warm and constant temperatures all year round.
Found in the Coconino County, Arizona, Supai is one of the
most isolated towns in the US. With no roads leading to
the town, the only way to get there is to take a helicopter,
hike or ride a mule. The mail is also delivered by mule,
making Supai the only place in the US where mail is carried
this way. The population of the town is about 200.
FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK
Situated approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland,
the Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country
within the Danish Realm since 1948. With a population of
just under 50,000, these remote islands are famous for the
fact there are more sheep than people living there. Another
animal typical of this secluded country is the Faroese puffin.
Located on the south coast of the Baffin Island, Iqaluit is
the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Home to
less than 7,000 people, it has the distinction of being the
smallest Canadian capital and the only capital that is not
connected to other settlements by a highway. Due to its
remoteness, it is generally only accessible by
aircraft or boat.
LAURA, MARSHALL ISLANDS
Laura is an island and a little town situated in the Marshall Islands,
an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. At approximately 10ft (3m)
above sea level, Laura has one of the highest elevations
of any islands in the archipelago. It is one of a few places
where you can enjoy amazing beaches and pristine nature
without having to share it with crowds of tourists.
Located about midway between continental Norway and the
North Pole, the Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the
Arctic Ocean. Covering an area of over 61,000 sq. km (almost
24,000 sq. mi) but inhabited by just about 2,600 people, the
archipelago is mostly covered by glaciers. Its unique
location and remoteness makes it a great spot to watch
the Northern Lights.