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Top 5 Inhabited Islands

Updated on June 19, 2013


On this planet there are very populated islands (Great Britain is one of them) and very small islands, their inhabitants finding difficult to have a place to stay. No matter their dimensions, there are many beautiful and unique islands, so it was difficult to decide which deserves more to be put in a Top 10, so this is a very subjective ranking.

1. Tristan da Cunha Island

This island is named after the Portuguese explorer, Tristão da Cunha, who first sighted, in 1506. It was annexed by the UK in the 1800.

The island is located about 1,750 miles away from South Africa, and 1,500 miles away from the nearest territory (Saint Helena), so this is the remote island in the world. The inhabitants can order things online, the only problem is that it takes a very long way for the orders to be delivered.

The island's highest point is a volcano, named Quees Mary's Peak. It erupted in 1961, forcing the evacuation of the entire population to UK.

The climate is marine subtropical, there are small differences between summer and winter or between night and day. An interesting fact is the following: the island has 90% humidity all the time.

The capital has a beautiful name: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, and it is situated on the northwest coast.

Tristan da Cunha

Tristan island:
Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena

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A Day on Tristan da Cunha

2. Isola Tiberina

This boat-shaped island is the most beautiful from the two islands in the Tiber River (the other one is called Isola Sacra). It is a very small island. It is said that the island rose out of the river after the romans threw the tyrant Tarquinius Superbus into the Tiber. It is considered a place of healing and divine power or a place of darkness and a place for the criminals (in fact in the Middle Ages the criminals were sent here).

Isola Tiberina


3. Easter Island

The Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is a Polynesian island in the Southern Pacific and a touristic destination. There is a sort of disagreement regarding when it was settles (somewhere between 200-1.200 CE). The island is considere a special territory of Chile.

It is famous for its large moai statues that were carved by native people somewhere between 1250-1500. The island is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Easter Island is considered a very special ecosystem by the ecologists. The island was once covered by large broadleaf forests and palms. However, today the island has just a very few trees, being covered with grass and shrubs.

Easter Island

Easter Island:
Easter Island, Chile

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Moai statues


4. The Pitcairn Island

The Pitcairn Islands are famous as being inhabited by the descendants of Fletcher Christian, his Bounty mutineers and some Tahitian companions. The name of the island comes from a 15 year old midshipman Robert Pitcairn, the first who saw the island, on 3rd of July, 1767. In case you haven't seen the film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) you can watch below the trailer.

Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands:
Pitcairn Islands

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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

5. The Suwarrow Atoll

The Suwarrow Atoll is part of the Cook Islands and it was inhabited temporarily. It was named by many European and Russian explorers. It was a hermit from New Zeeland, Tom Neale, who took up residence there, for 15 years, in the 1950s. He also wrote a book about this experience.

Suwarrow Atoll, Cook Islands

Suvarov atoll:
Suwarrow, Cook Islands

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Rent an island!

It could be so perfect for a vacation, wedding, family escapes! A whole island just for you and your dear ones. You can choose South Pacific islands for romance, the beauty of the Caribbean, the European islands full of history, the wilderness of Africa, or familiarity of North America. Or maybe you want to buy such an island because you are so tired of civilisation. Don't forget to think at this possibility.


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      Mihaela Raileanu 

      5 years ago from Bucharest, Romania

      Thanks a lot! The topic is interesting and full of surprises. I will come back with more information soon.

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      5 years ago from Short Beach, CT

      This is a cool topic, thanks for sharing.


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