Where Is the Remotest Piece of Land on Earth?

If you wanted to get away from it all, the best place on earth to go would probably be a small island in the South Atlantic Ocean called Bouvet Island.

This island was discovered in 1739, but not a single person lives there today. Bouvet lies about 1,050 miles away from the nearest piece of land, but that land, in Antarctica, is uninhabited too!

The remotest piece of land where people actually live is Tristan da Cunha, a small island in the South Atlantic. The 250 people who live there left in 1961 because of a volcano on the island, but returned two years later.

Their nearest neighbors are on the island of St. Helena, about 1,320 miles away!

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