Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tristan de Cunha

A friend turned me on to this. It's total madness. Not because of the island itself - but because of the community of 300 people that live there.

Tristan da Cunha (pronounced /ˈtrɪstən də ˈkuːnə/) is a group of remote islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2816 km (1750 miles) from South Africa and 3360 km (2088 miles) from South America. It is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, 2173 km (1350 miles) to the north. The territory consists of the main island, Tristan da Cunha (area: 98 km², 38 sq mi ), as well as several uninhabited islands: Inaccessible Island and the Nightingale Islands. Gough Island (area: 91 km², 35 sq mi ), situated 395 km (245 mi) south east of the main island, is also considered part of the territory. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote archipelago in the world.

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