TRISTAN DA CUNHA

remote places and communities TRISTAN DA CUNHA - 1BRIAN GRATWICKE, CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0

Known as Tristan to the 297 locals, this island is part of the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles) from nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena – which is another pretty remote island itself. Tristan is also 2,400 kilometres (1,491 miles) from the nearest continental land, South Africa. Most of Tristan’s population lives in the main settlement of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. What a name!