KERGUELEN ISLANDS

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This French Overseas Territory in the southern Indian Ocean is also known as the Desolation Islands, which gives you an idea of how remote they are: really remote, that’s how. More than 3,300 km (2,051 miles) away from the nearest populated location makes them one the most isolated places on the planet. The population fluctuates depending on the season: around 45 in the winter rising to around 110 in the summer.