Monday, January 7, 2008

The World's Most Remote Inhabited Island Group



That is the world's remotest inhabited island. Tristan da Cunha island group of the United Kindgom. It is situated between Argentina and South Africa on the South Atlantic Ocean.



Just how remote this place is? It's got one doctor (from South Africa) and five nurses taking care of its 275-strong population.

Since the island is so isolated (1750 miles from Cape of Good Hope in South Africa), there are only 8 surnames recorded in the island and everyone is a related to one another. There are instances of health problems because of endogamy, including asthma and glaucoma, largely because of the inevitable marriages among distantly related couples, for example marriages between second degree cousins, that comes with having such a small gene pool.

Television was introduced in the islands on 2001 and there is no airport in the island, thus, making traveling by boat the only available option.

Sounds so fun, huh?!

Enjoy!

3 Responses to “The World's Most Remote Inhabited Island Group”

Abad said...
January 7, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Parang ang saya mabuhay diyan. Kilala mo lahat ng tao, ganyan siguro dati sa probinsiya. Yung lolo ko kasi kilala lahat ng lolo ng kaibigan ko.


MischMensch said...
March 3, 2008 at 6:22 PM

Wow I wanna go there!


Jill said...
September 7, 2009 at 1:09 AM

Actually, the remote island sounds like a great place to visit. If only for the thrill of going to such an out of the way place!


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