POINT NEMO: OCEANIC POLE OF INACCESSIBILITY

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Okay, so nobody actually lives here. They can’t. Point Nemo is scientifically the absolute middle of nowhere. It is officially one thousand and four hundred miles from anywhere, smack bang in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. The oceanic pole of inaccessibility is the place in the ocean that is farthest from land and can be found here: 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W. Its closest (remote) landmasses are:

  • Ducie Island (part of Pitcairn Island) to the north
  • Motu Nui (part of Easter Island) to the northeast
  • Maher Island, Antarctica to the south
  • Chatham Island in the west
  • Southern Chile in the east