10 Most Isolated Places on the Earth, Where Not Easy to Reach
Here are Top 10 List of Isolated Places on the Earth
10 Whittier Alaska
Whittier Alaska is a tiny town in Alaska where residents handled their isolation by living together. The town is also known as the town under one roof because most of the residents live in a communal condominium complex called the Begich tower. The Begich tower has 14 floors and 150 apartments. The Whittier school is attached to the building so students can get to school safely when the weather is really bad. The building also houses the police station, a grocery store, a clinic and a church. The town is very far away from its closer neighbor Anchorage which is 58 miles southwest of Whittier. The isolation of this tiny town is further intensified by the fact that there is only one Road in and out of town and the road travels through a 2.6 mile tunnel called the Anton Anderson memorial tunnel. The city itself is only 19.7 square miles and the town has a permanent winter population of only 200 residents not including the reindeer that are kept in pens outside the Begich tower.
09 Palmerston Cook Islands
Palmerston may look like a paradise but this isolated island is two days away by sailboat from Rarotonga and a lengthy 8 days away from Tahiti. The island was first discovered by Captain Cook in 1774 but it was not inhabited until the Marsters family came along in 1863. In fact all the people that live in this tiny little town are direct descendants of the Marsters family who settled there with his four wives and seventeen children in 1954. The marxist family was granted ownership of the island and today there are only 62 family members living in this town. There is no airport and the island has visited only a few times per year by a small ship that brings supplies. The island is surrounded by 3,600 acres of coral reef and is prone to severe tropical cyclones. The members of the town drink rainwater and their only permanent link to the outside world is a telephone station which was only recently built.
08 Pitcairn Island
British overseas territory with only 50 permanent residents the tiny town of Adam’s Town on Pitcairn Island holds the title for the least populous national jurisdiction in the world the residents are all descendants of four main families who came to live on the island years ago the island is 3,300 miles from New Zealand and the only way to get to the island is by a 32-hour yacht ride in fact not a single plane or helicopter has ever landed in Pitcairn Island the town itself has one main road and residents utilize quads and walking as their main modes of transportation the town celebrates a public holiday of January 23rd called bounty day although it’s common for all celebrations on the island to be communal and celebrated by the whole town with a town potluck
07 Oymyakon Russia
Oymyakon is an extremely cold dark and secluded town found in Russia. in fact Oymyakon is the coldest inhabited place on earth with temperatures of minus 58 degrees Celsius living in a makan is challenging the town does not have very reliable plumbing as the frigid temperatures frequently caused pipes to freeze so most residents just to use outhouses furthermore the freezing temperatures do not allow for any crops to grow so residents of Oymyakon survive on a diet of frozen reindeer meat frozen fish and horse blood ice cubes with macaroni 500 people call Oymyakon home despite the fact that the town is plunged into darkness 21 hours a day in the winter and as if life in this isolated town weren’t hard enough getting to the town is just as difficult visitors have to fly from Moscow to Yakuza or magadhan from there they have to embark on a grueling 560 mile trip down the only road that leads to Oymyakon which is ominously named the road of bones
06 Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
it took a coordinate Greenland this isolated town of Ithaca quarterman is situated in eastern Greenland and only has 450 permanent residents although in recent years the town has attracted tourists who come to see the Northern Lights in all their spectacular glory the town it took a court to mint translates as big house dweller and was founded in 1925 the town is cold with an average yearly temperature of minus eight point six degrees Celsius there are two ways to access the town either by boat or by a helicopter but seei surrounds the water nine months a year and limits access by boat the climate is too cold for vegetation to grow but hunting is a political quartum it the town is surrounded by polar bears musk oxen and seals and residents make use of this bounty by hunting both for their own food and for money as hunting is the main economy of Ithaca Gorda mate
05 La Rinconada Peru
High up in the sky is an isolated town where residents struggled to get by La Rinconada sits at an elevation of 5,100 metres above sea level which is sixteen thousand seven hundred feet as such. La Rinconada is the highest city in the world the Maine economy of this elevated town is the nearby gold mines but the town itself is very isolated with the nearest city being a six-hour bus ride away on unpaved roads the town has no plumbing and sanitation is a problem in low rinconada as there is no formal sewage system the town also does not have running water and with an average temperature of one point two degrees Celsius it is too cold for most vegetation to grow.
04 Siwa Oasis, Egypt
In the middle of the harsh Sahara Desert is a tiny but bustling town called Siwa. It is is situated between the great sand sea and the katara depression in the western desert. Siwa is 560 kilometers from Cairo and visitors can hire a car or take an overnight bus to get to see what Oh Siwa. Road that was only built in 1980 before 1980 the only way to get from see WA a sista Cairo was by camel tracks see WA .Siwa has a population of 33,000 people however due to its isolation the town has maintained a distinct and largely untouched culture and is often likened to an ancient community agriculture is the main economy of this isolated desert town and residents export massive amounts of dates and olives to Cairo.
03 Supai village, Arizona
There are only three ways to get to Supai village by helicopter, by foot or on the back of a mule. Supai village is a very remote village located in the Grand Canyon Arizona. The town has a population of 208 people and the closest road is 13 kilometers away. There are no cars in Supai village and the town has one lodge with guest rooms for anyone wanting to make the 8 kilometer hike to stay at sabai village. The town is set in a stunning location with dramatic surroundings and year-round waterfalls. The area has been inhabited since 1300 ad by members of the Havasu PI tribe. Supai village is the most remote community in the United States and it is the only place in the US where mail is still delivered by mule.
02 Villa Las Estrellas , Antarctica
A town in Antarctica is likely to be secluded and villa las estrela’s is no exception translated as the Stars town. This tiny little village is on King George Island and has a winter population of only 80 residents in the summer months. Though the population swells to 150 people the town consists of 14 homes all averaging around 950 square feet. There is a school in villa las estrela’s with 15 children ranging in age from grade 1 to grade 8 and 2 teachers. The town also has one bank, one Catholic Church and one library. There is also a clinic with one doctor the heart of the town is a gymnasium where residents can play basketball volleyball and other assorted sports. If residents feel like tapping into the outside world they can head over to the school where there are three computers with internet access. With a yearly temperature of -2.3 degrees Celsius villa las estrellas is not the coldest secluded town however it is one of the most isolated. In fact anyone who wants to live in this tiny town must have their appendix removed before taking up residency because acute emergency services are just too far away.
01 Edinburgh of the seven seas, Tristan da Cunha
It is a very tiny town located on the island of Tristan da Cunha deep in the South Atlantic Ocean. the town was first inhabited in 1816 founded by William glass and officially named in 1867. The 300 residents of this tiny town lived their daily lives in total seclusion from the rest of the world. As the nearest city is in South Africa and is a staggering 2173 kilometers away that’s a six day boat ride which is why Edinburgh of the seven seas has also been called the most remote settlement on earth. Residents share their island with an active volcano that actually erupted in 1961 forcing the entire town to be evacuated. Residents were quick to return to their home though and most were back within a year. The island has one road a few private cars and a bus service called the potato patches flyer which can transport up to 24 Islanders at a time. This super secluded town in the middle of the ocean with no close by neighbors has earned it the top spot on our list of top ten most isolated towns on earth.
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