Top 10 abandoned islands on the world!
If you have a lot of pictures of urban life, writing about luxury hotels and expensive cars, we made a list of remote islands in the world where there are no airports, hotels, ski resorts and expensive yachts. These islands are a proof that nature can survive in its original form, but unfortunately only if it is away from human hands.
Top 10 abandoned islands on the world, are:
1. Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha is a remote volcanic group of islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, and also the name of the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying 2,816 kilometres from the nearest land, South Africa, and 3,360 kilometres from South America. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha which also includes St Helena 2,430 kilometres to its north, and equatorial Ascension Island even farther removed, grouping the British South Atlantic islands into one far-flung centrally administered aggregate. Tristan da Cunha is said to be the “most remote inhabited location on Earth. It has a population of 275.
The territory consists of the main island of Tristan da Cunha itself, which measures about 7 miles across and has an area of 98 square kilometres, along with the uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible Island and Gough Island.
Kiribatiis an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. It is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3,500,000 square kilometres, straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line to the east. The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of “Gilberts”, derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.Kiribati, an island located on the eastern land border of the planet, away from civilization is 2665 km. Woe is available to people, Kiribati and the largest protected marine reserve with beautiful beaches. On the remote island there is potable water, food and accommodation for tourists. Kiribatija is easiest to reach by air from Honolulu.
Islands Piticairn four volcanic islands in the vast expanse of the Pacific, called the “paradise for the shipwrecked.” Food and other necessities to the island the ships that delivered each day prevaljuju time from 2172 km to get to this island. officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The islands are a British overseas territory, the last remaining in the Pacific. The four islands – named Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno – are spread over several hundred miles of ocean and have a total area of about 18 square miles. Only Pitcairn, the second largest and measuring about 2 miles across, is inhabited.
The islands are best known as home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. This story is still apparent in the surnames of many of the islanders. With only 50 inhabitants, Pitcairn is also notable for being the least populated jurisdiction in the world. The United Nations Committee on Decolonisation includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. The Pitcairn Islands
4. Easter Island
Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile annexed in 1888, Easter Island is widely famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai (pronounced /?mo?.??/), created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site with much of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park. Historically the island has experienced a collapse of its ecosystem, with extinction of many of its prehistoric species; these events were associated with over-exploitation of the island’s resources. The underlying island geology is one of extinct volcanoes. Easter Island, 2076 km away from the mainland, known by a large stone statues of human heads. Despite the great distance of Chilea, there are regular flights to line Easter Island. On the island there are a number of hotels and various tourist activities such as horseback riding and hiking.
5. Saint Helena
Saint Helena is an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha which also includes Ascension Island and the islands of Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena measures about 16 by 8 kilometres and has a population of 4,255.
The island has a history of over 500 years since it was first discovered as an uninhabited island by the Portuguese in 1502. Britain’s second oldest remaining colony, Saint Helena is one of the most isolated islands in the world and was for several centuries of vital strategic importance to ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. For several centuries, the British used the island as a place of exile, most notably for Napoleon Bonaparte, Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo and over 5,000 Boer prisoners.
Attu is the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, making it the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska and the United States. It was the site of the only World War II land battle on United States soil, and its battlefield area is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Attu Station, the only inhabited area on the island, is actually located at 52°51′ north latitude, 173°11′ east longitude, making it by one definition one of the westernmost points of Alaska.
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km west of continental Ecuador. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site: wildlife is its most notable feature.
The Galapagos islands and its surrounding waters are part of a province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of around 40,000, which is a 40-fold expansion in 50 years.
The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
The first crude navigation chart of the islands was done by the buccaneer Ambrose Cowley in 1684. He named the individual islands after some of his fellow pirates or after the English noblemen who helped the privateer’s cause. More recently, the Ecuadorian government gave most of the islands Spanish names. While the Spanish names are official, many users continue to use the older English names, particularly as those were the names used when Charles Darwin visited.
Cocos Island is a small island located about one mile off of the southern tip of Guam. Cocos Island Guam is sometimes confused with the Australian territorial Cocos Keeling Island, but they are in fact many miles apart. Cocos Island Guam is a popular place for visitors to escape for a day to shop, fish, snorkel and hang out on the beach. Cocos Island Guam is one of the many great reasons to take a vacation to Guam and provides beautiful views for any trip.
Cocos Island history reflects the history of the Chamorro people as well as Spanish traders. Although Cocos Island is today a major tourism attraction, it was once the site of a major ship wreck. In June of 1690 the Neustra Senora del Pilar de Zaragosa y Santiago hit the southern reef at Cocos Island.
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located approximately 300 mi from the coast of mainland Argentina, 700 mi from mainland Antarctica, and 3,800 mi from Africa. There are two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, as well as 776 smaller islands. The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom and Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital.
Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833 Argentina has claimed sovereignty. In pursuit of this claim, which is rejected by the islanders, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. This precipitated the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom and resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of the Argentine forces.
Since the war, there has been strong economic growth in both fisheries and tourism.
Xisha Island, 329 kilometers from the nearest mainland province of Hainan, located in the waters of the South China Sea. It is known that specific types of birds that live only on this island and rare tropical plants.