Top 10 Most Remote Places in the World

By | November 5, 2013

This is the very century of advanced globalization. With every passage of day, the world is tending to succumb into a much shorter realm of the area. That is the very reason why it is often termed as the whole world is presently a global village. But amidst all this hustle and bustle of globalization, it is also very true fact that still there exist some places that are way beyond the chaos of the world. Most of the remote places in the world are either located on some island in an ocean or along the snowy lands of the poles or on top of some high mountains. Let’s have a look on top 10 most remote places in the world.

1. Easter Island

Easter Island

The Easter Islands that is governed by the government of Chile is one of the most remote islands of the world. Amidst the vast expanse of water of the Pacific Ocean, the Easter islands in very well known for the stone structures that it has called the Moais. According to the scientists, the sculptures were sculpted approximately in the year 1500. The island has a total area of just 70 square miles with a population that is approximately about 4000 people. The island also has an airport that is used to carry people in and out of the island to Santiago, Chile. The airport is by far the most remote airport of the world.

2. La Rinconada, Peru

La Rinconada, Peru

This is arguably the most remote business city of the world. The city is located at a height of approximately about 17000 feet. Beneath the city lies a permanently frozen glacier and it is surrounded by the huge Andes Mountains. The city has approximately 30000 individuals most of whom are the workers in the mining industry that runs the city. Underneath the city lies a vast alley of caverns stocked with gold deposits. It takes approximately 2-3 days to reach the town and that too only by trucks. This is arguably the highest remote city of the world.

3. McMurdo Station, Antarctica

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Geographically speaking, the McMurdo Station is one of the most remote places of the earth with a position that states it is located at the bottom the planet Earth. The station is surrounded by a white sheet of hard snow all throughout the year. The station does not have any other residents other than the ones related top research. The station stays shut during the winter in the southern hemisphere and is operational with as many as 1200 scientists during the summer months. This remote location of the world has as many as three airstrips making communication a bit more feasible.

4. Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Cape York Peninsula, Australia

The continent of Australia is one of the most beautiful places of the world and at the same time is the home to one of the most remote places of the world as well. The region at the Cape York of Australia has a population of just about 18000 people over the vast stretch of the peninsula. The majority of the population consists of aboriginal tribes. The region is also one of the most underdeveloped parts of the world. The remoteness of the place can be understood when we realize that some parts of the region are still surveyed by choppers only.

5. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

This land is as tough to spell as it is to reach there or survive. The city is located in the nation of Greenland which in itself makes the city quite remote. This remote city of the world has a population of approximately about 57000 and all of them are dependent on hunting and fishing for their food. The main animals which are being hunted are polar bears and Whales. The nearest airstrip is about 25 miles away from the city.

6. Kerguelen Islands

Kerguelen Islands: Top 10 Most Remote Places in the World

The Kerguelen Islands are also known as the desolate islands because of the fact that it is one of the most remote places of the world. The islands are located along the southern part of the Indian Ocean. The island does not boast of any native tribe but stays filled with scientists and engineers. The island is on a six day trip from an island of Madagascar.

7. Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands

The Pitcairn Islands are one of the smallest islands located in the vast spread of the Pacific Ocean. The nearest land to the island is the land of Gambler islands and Tahiti. This small piece of land is the last British property in the Pacific Ocean.  The island holds a small amount of the population out of which most survive on farming and fishing. With no roads and airstrips, communication in the islands is of great pain as it takes as long as 10 days to reach the coast of New Zealand by the Sea.

8. Alert, Nunavut, Canada

Alert, Nunavut, Canada

The place is literally located just along the final tip of the Nunavut territory. An alert is nothing but just a small village that is literally located just 500 km of the Northern Pole. The desolation of the place can be realized by the fact that the land has a low temperature of about -400 C. This place is literally located on top of the Earth at McMurdo Station is located in the lower part. The nearest town is at a distance of 1300 miles approximately making is one of the most remote places of the world.

9. Motuo County, China


This place is located in the gruesome lands amidst the mighty Himalayas. The land is under the Government of China and is a part of Tibet. The county is extremely beautiful but one has to do lot in order to be able to get the taste of this beauty. This is basically the last untouched place of China. The main population of the county is built up by the monks who find eternal peace in this remote place in the world.

10. Tristan De Cunha

Tristan De Cunha

This is a small group of islands located in the center of the Atlantic island with a distance of 1700 miles from South Africa and a distance of 2000 miles from the South American coast. The islands have a population of a just 271 people who live the life of a farmer and feed themselves. There is no airstrip on the rocky lands of Tristan De Cunha making it one of the most remote places of the world.

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