The most secluded corners of the planet habitable
• The most secluded corners of the planet habitable
Surely many of you have ever visited the idea to drop everything and go live in some suburbs. But seriously, would you be able to live on top of the mountain, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon or the island, so small that they can not even sit down to planes? Meanwhile, people living in these and even more incredible places.
Tristan da Cunha is - the most distant from the nearest part of the land inhabited islands on the planet. Their nearest neighbors are almost 2000 kilometers - in South Africa, to South America and did about 3000 kilometers. Nevertheless, it is home, according to latest figures, 297 people, and they are all descendants of 15 people - 8 men and 7 women - arrived on the island between 1816 and 1908. On the island of just 8 surnames, and about 80 families.
On Tristan da Cunha, by virtue of its isolation, its own dialect of English. They have their own Island Council consisting of 11 persons. On the island can only be reached by water - fishing boats from South Africa stop here 8 or 9 times a year. In 2000, the BBC forces on the island finally came television.
On the way to La Rinconada, you may stop short of breath - this is the highest settlement in the world is located in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 5000 meters. Moreover, La Rinconada is not even on the top of the mountain, and on top of a frozen glacier. To reach this settlement Gorjanki can only be on the truck, and live here about 30 000 people.
Greenland has a population of 57 000 people is in itself a very remote place. But ittoqqortoormiit - still the most distant part of it. This small fishing and hunting village located on the eastern coast of the island, just north of Iceland. He lives in ittoqqortoormiit about 500 people, and to get here by boat can be for only three months of the year due to the glaciers. The airport is located about 40 kilometers and is used very rarely.
Kerguelen Archipelago is also called "abandoned the islands." It is located in the south of the Indian Ocean, and the only way to reach it - to spend 6 days on a boat going to the island of Reunion, near Madagascar. Scientists and engineers have come to the archipelago and live here for a year due to its proximity to Antarctica.
Alert, a remote village in the Canadian province of Nunavut, is just 750 kilometers south of the North Pole. Here all year round population of only 5 people, probably because of the much lower temperatures. In the summer here the sun shines 24 hours a day, and in winter, on the contrary, always dark. The closest area of civilization - a fishing village of about 1800 kilometers d. At Alert has an airport, which is used by the military, but because of the super-cold climate makes it get extremely rare.
One of the most remote inhabited places, oddly enough, is in the US. In the town of Supai, Arizona, is home to only 500 people. Feature of the town is that it is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is so hard to get that mail is delivered by mule. Supai is really easy to miss - a town just missed during the 2000 population census.
Consisting of a pile of tiny Pitcairn Islands archipelago is located in the heart of the South Pacific. Nearest neighboring islands are hundreds kilomterov. Living here for about 50 people, and most of them are descended from crew members of His Majesty's "Bounty", ended its rich history on Pitcairn.
County Mêdog County in the Tibet of China is so small autonomous region and distant that it has not even is no way. Wade came to him through the Himalayas, and enter - with the help of a suspension bridge at a height of over 200 meters. However, the journey is clearly worth it. Mêdog County is known for its unspoiled beauty of nature. In fact, to build a road here, millions have been spent, but all attempts were in vain due to avalanches, landslides and other natural disasters. One of their built highways and all worked for only a few days until it was washed away in the woods.
Macquarie Island lies about halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica, and is therefore ideally suited to Australian scientists. 20 researchers live here together with their equipment and constitute the entire population of the island.
Residents of the Republic of Nauru - the smallest island nation in the world, with a population of 10 000 people. Known as the "nice island", Nauru nevertheless has almost no tourism industry. To get here, you must first fly to Brisbane Australia, and then to get tickets for a flight to Nauru, which flies once a week.