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Tristan da Cunha, United Kingdom

From series “The Most Extreme Settlements on the Planet”
One of the most remote settlements on the planet is located on the island of Tristan da Cunha. The population of the island that is situated in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, is about 250 people. The place is located within a huge distance from the continents. It is more than 2 800 km off the South African coast and more than 3 300 km off the coast of South America. Tristan da Cunha is the largest island of the archipelago of the same name. That’s the only island where people live.

Tristan da Cunha, United Kingdom The place is famous for its unique nature; many endemic plants grow there. The fauna here is not as diverse as on many other exotic islands. During a walk around the territory, you can see rare reptiles and insects. Seals are the only large mammals living here. A story of the first local settlement is quite interesting. Great Britain annexed the island in 1815, then a few people from Scotland, Italy, the USA, and Holland moved there.

People who live on the island today are descendants of the first settlers on the island. You can meet representatives of only seven different families. In addition to the permanent settlement, Tristan da Cunha has several meteorological and research stations. All the time of existence of the settlement, the constant connection with the mainland has been missing. Researchers, who are sent here for expeditions, have flights to the island. The only option for regular tourists to reach the remote archipelago is a fishing boat. Next - Verkhoyansk

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