Top 10 Most Remote Places on Earth

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We are living in fast times where distances are measured in terms of hours and minutes rather than kilometers or miles. There would hardly be any place on this planet not connected through road, rail or air transport. Be it dense rainforests of Amazon, hot desert of Sahara or the treacherous Death Valley in North America, you name it and you can fly there, provided that you have enough bucks in your pocket! But despite all the advancement in the modes of transport, there are many places which have remained practically untouched by human presence. Here is a list of top 10 remotest and least accessible places on Earth.

 

1. Alert:

Alert

Located on the northern tip of Nunavut territory of Canada, it is a small village that lies on the Arctic ocean only 800 Kilometers south of the North Pole. It is considered to be the northernmost inhabited place on the earth. Extremely cold and receiving very little sunlight for most parts of the year, the nearest place to this village is located about 2000 kilometers away. It has a military airport though which also helps in receiving external supplies from the Canadian mainland.

 

2. Antarctica:

Antarctica

Considered as the largest desert on the planet because of its cold barrenness, it is situated at the South Pole and is mostly uninhabited except for scientific bases of a few nations. The place is so cold and dry that it lacks any kind of vegetation and thus the only kind of land animals present there are Penguins and Seals. This is the largest storage of freshwater in the world but all of it is frozen and making up most of its landmass.

 

3. Kerguelen Islands:

Kerguelen Islands

These are also called the “desolation islands because of their distance from any kind of civilization. Consisting of an archipelago of several islands these are situated in the southern Indian Ocean region. The only way to reach them is by a boat ride that takes about six days from Reunion, a small island off the coast of Madagascar. The island is primarily a scientific center and also holds a French missile defense system.

 

4. Easter Island

Easter Island

Easter Island has fascinated explorers for centuries and is considered among the most inaccessible places in the world. The island lies approximately 2,100 miles west of Chile, and is now considered a special territory of this South American nation. Famous for the towering rock statues known as Moai, this island is home to less than 5,000 people –most of who are descended from the aboriginal Rapa Nui people. Visitors to Easter Island can enjoy tropical weather year-round – the temperature rarely dips below 64 degrees.

 

5. Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world but scientists are still uncovering its secrets. This is one of the mega Bio-Diversity regions in the world and has almost the half of world’s flora and fauna. A farming population, the newly contacted peoples had been living remotely for centuries in one of the deepest parts of the jungle near the Peruvian border and the Brazilian government has just established their contact with the outside world.

 

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