There are times when you want to leave everything behind and go into isolation. Miles of barren land with little or no human existence, and absolutely no connection with the outside world. In this over-populated world, do places like these actually exist? Yes, they very much do! Today we brought you the 10 of the loneliest places on earth.
Greenland is a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Much of its land surface is covered in ice. Most of its small population lives along the ice-free, fjord-lined coast, particularly in the southwest. Of the roughly fifty-six thousand people who live in Greenland, the world’s largest island, the vast majority are Inuit, and almost a quarter live in the capital city, Nuuk.
9 –Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. Its sovereignty status is part of an ongoing dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom. With an area of 120000 km², Falkland Island has a population of just 3300. Which makes it the one of the loneliest places on earth.
8 – French Guiana, France
French Guiana is an overseas department and region of France, on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas.Even French Guiana in France is considered as one of the loneliest place as there live only 3 people per square kilometre. There are more squirrel monkeys here as compared to the people! e people. The population density of the island is less than 3 people per square kilometer. This tropical paradise is home to many endangered species of plants and animals. It is the perfect getaway for anyone who would like to get lost in its tropical jungles for a long time.
7 –The Gobi Desert
The Gobi Desert is a large desert or brushland region in Asia. It covers parts of Northern and Northeastern China and of Southern Mongolia.The desert has many different terrains and also experiences a wide range of temperatures which also go below the freezing point in seasons.With an area of 1,295,000 km² Only the foolish or the brave dare to tread this hostile desert in Mongolia.
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Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 358,780 and an area of 103,000 km². Which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.The entire country is geologically and volcanically active which makes it a difficult place to live in. Besides the volcanoes, it also has many glacial rivers which flow towards the sea in the lower lands.
5 – The Western Sahara Desert
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Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated area of mostly desert situated on the northwest coast of Africa. A former Spanish colony, it was annexed by Morocco in 1975. Since then it has been the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between Morocco and its indigenous Saharawi people. It has an area in excess of 250000 square miles and a population of only about 500000 people most of who live in the urban areas of Morocco and Algeria. Temperature in the western sahara rise to 50°C which makes a unbearable living situation.
4 –Australian Outback
The Red Centre, in the Northern Territory, of Australia exemplifies the Outback. The Australian Outback areas are among the least populated areas of the world. The outback is known to have more reptiles than human beings within its area. It is also often known to travelers as the end of the earth. The vast and unforgiving deserts are surprisingly home to many animal species too.
3 – Antartica
Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. It is mostly covered with ice and is considered as an ice desert as it is also among the driest places on earth. The continent also does not have any major human settlement even though about 2000-5000 people do inhabit the island from time to time. Most of the people who come here are scientists and researchers looking to explore this vast ice continent.
2 –Snake Island(Brazil)
Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is an island off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. Mostly inhabited by the poisonous snakes; this island is not an ideal place for people to live. It is said that there is a snake for every square meter of land on the island. The two main species of snakes that inhabit the island are the Golden Lancehead Viper and the fer de lance vipers which are known to be poisonous as well as highly aggressive.The island is offlimits to the civilians and Only scientists are allowed to visit. That is why this place is considered as one of the most loneliest places on earth, unless you are a snake.
1 –Point Nemo
Point Nemo is the location in the ocean that is farthest from land. You can’t get farther away from land than ‘Point Nemo’. This island tops the lists only because its the furthest you can get away from humans on earth. It is surrounded by more than 1670 miles (2688 Km) of ocean from each direction. Point Nemo is also a satellite graveyard, where more than 300 spacecrafts have been buried since 1971.