Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tristan da Cunh unique Island

Tristan da Cunha: Island of the World's Most Isolated 
The island is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, 2816 km from South Africa and 3360 km from South America. This very, very isolated from the outside world. Surrounded by mountains and sea make access to the island is very difficult. Not to mention the character of a difficult nature, such as harsh winds. The island is located in the sovereignty of Saint Helena, the UK, only has a population of 270 people.
The island was discovered by Portuguese sailors Ilha de Tristão da Cunha in 1506, so named after the sailor's name. Once the isolation of the island, up until the only means of transportation to reach the island is a boat because there was no airstrip there. What also matters is the existence of genetic diseases are believed to occur because the marriage between relatives. This is because the prohibition of the immigrants living here.

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