Posted by: brittanyborseth | February 22, 2011

The Simple, Most Remote Place in the World..

Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, the single most remote inhabited place in the world — Tristan de Cunha. The group of four islands (overall area of 80 square miles) — Tristan Da Cunha, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island and Gough Island. The island’s population is just 275, and no new residents are allowed to settle on the island. There are only 7 surnames within the islands, and healthcare is free — including only one resident doctor. The volcanic islands are very difficult to access with very rough seas and remote location. Tristan was first discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese sailor Tristão da Cunha. Due to the islands difficult access, Tristão was unable to land. Potatoes were once used as the country’s unofficial currency due to the remoteness food was most valuable. The island Inaccessible, is the last being home to the flightless rail — an almost extinct bird. The island is very simple and mysterious, but remote and beautiful.

Have you ever heard of Tristan de Cunha or traveled to or around this amazing island?

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