Top 10 Remote Cities and Capitals on Earth
Here is the Top 10 Remote Cities and Capitals on Earth
- Iquitos is buried deep in the heart of the Amazon
- Surrounded by hundreds of miles of impenetrable rainforest.
- And forget about roads.
- Iquitos has only a single outward road, and that dead-ends in a related settlement 65 miles away.
- With a population of nearly 400,000, Iquitos is the largest city on Earth not connected to the outside world by road.
- In this wasteland of vegetation and violent, screaming nature, everything has to be imported.
- In addition, A local airport connects the town to the capital Lima.
- Furthermore, If oppertunity persists visit Peru during your journey.
- Urumqi is in China.
- Located in China’s remote northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
- The province it is part of is mostly Muslim, and signs appear in Arabic.
- People here are generally so suspicious of Beijing and ethnic Han Chinese that major riots sporadically break out, killing dozens.
- It doesn’t exactly feel remote.
- But Feels less like traveling to one of the remotest cities on Earth, and more like stepping into the world’s largest bus station.
- The whole town is surrounded by rumbling volcanoes and impassable mountains that have stopped anyone driving roads through to it.
- A city of 180,000 situated on a cold, storm-lashed Russian peninsula, it’s almost hilariously inhospitable to life.
- As a result, everything and everyone has to come in on tiny, rickety planes.
- Moscow is over 4,000 miles away.
- It’d be easier for residents to take a trip down to North Korea than it would be for them to visit their own government.
- The town was founded as a base for the Russian navy, and wound up surviving thanks to good fishing.
- Today, it also gets a smattering of tourists who want to visit the nearby national park, and don’t mind stumping up insane amounts of money to get there.
7. King Edward Point and the South Sandwich Islands
The capital of the Falklands is nearly 500km from the fringes of the nearest country (Argentina).
King Edward Point is a further 1,500km away.
Although it’s employees are part of the British Antarctic Survey Team, British Antarctic Territory itself is 2,300km away.
- The capital of icy, windswept South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, King Edward Point isn’t a city by any stretch of the imagination.
- A scientific and cultural outpost administered by the government of Great Britain, it’s a tiny blip of civilization surrounded by an ocean of howling emptiness.
- The summer population is below 25, and the winter population drops to about 12.
- Stand in King Edward Point and look in any direction and you’re probably facing over 1,000km of terrifying emptiness.
- The South Georgian capital is so remote that it doesn’t have a permanent population.
- The British Government, perhaps hoping to stop people from going mad, rotates its staff so no-one ever spends more than a couple of years living there.
6. Siwa Oasis
- The town of 23,000 sits slap bang in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
- This is an area of the world where the burning heat and mountains of sand.
- Even if Cairo is within easy driving distance, it feels like it’s in another universe.
- Siwa Oasis’s remoteness can be seen in its history.
- Essentially cut-off from civilization prior to the invention of the automobile, it wound up with a unique Berber culture that’s different from anything else seen in the region.
- Having a strong tradition of homosexuality and forms of gay marriage until King Fuad outlawed it in 1928.
- This place might be an easy visit now
- Medog is in Tibet.
- It is a long, difficult, hair-raising drive from civilization that involves crossing frequently-impassable mountains and battling horrendous weather.
- In 2013, there is no road at all.
- You had to saddle up a horse and climb some 4,000 feet over two freakin mountains.
- If any emergency, there was no chanceof getting to a hospital if you got ill or hurt.
- The road Beijing built is only open 8 months of the year, and even then it is frequently closed by mudslides and snowfall.
- The 4th biggest city in Australia.
- Perth has a population of nearly 2 million.
- This misses out two crucial facts.
- 1.Perth is on Australia’s barren West Coast, where almost nobody lives.
- 2.: Australia is freakin massive.
- The capital of the absurdly-tiny island nation of Tuvalu.
- Population around 6,000 people.
- The nearest land with a population approaching 1m is Fiji, 1,134 kilometers away.
- To get to a major city, you have to fly to either New Zealand or Hawaii.
- Although plenty of Pacific Island states are remote, Tuvalu takes the biscuit.
- A strip of coral surrounded by endless, roiling sea, it feels like the last place on Earth.
- To get there, you first have to get to Fiji, itself a pretty remote place.
- Then it’s hop on a rickety plane, cross your fingers and hope you don’t ditch into the sea hundreds of kilometers from civilization.
- According to one estimate, Funafuti is so distant it only receives 350 tourists a year – less than one a day.
- Equally-isolated Kiribati, by contrast, receives as many as 5,000.
- The entire population is 16,583
- Nuuk is the capital of Greenland.
- No other capital city on Earth is more northerly than Nuuk.
- Visitors have to transit via Iceland or Copenhagen, and flights are expensive.
- Greenland is essentially one gigantic ice sheet with terrible weather and non-existent roads.
- Wander out of Nuuk in almost any direction and you’re soon lost in a wilderness of ice and nothingness.
- The capital of the Yakutia region in Siberia.
- Furthermore, A region that covers over 1 million square miles.
- But the houses counts fewer than a million people.
- And also There is no railway.
- The river trip is 1,000 miles and can only be undertaken in summer, when the river isn’t frozen.
- You can fly in from Moscow, over 3,000 miles away, on a 6-hour plane.
- Once you get there, Yakutsk is mind-blowingly inhospitable.
- In a warm winter, the temperature ‘only’ drops to -30C.
- Most years it hits -50C.