Monday, January 7, 2008
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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?!
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