The Six Most Remote Places In Human Civilization

Published September 10, 2011
Updated January 22, 2024

From isolated islands in the South Pacific to the chilly confines of northern Canada, these are the most remote places on Earth.

Most Remote Places In Human Civilization Alert Canada

Most Remote Places In Human Civilization: Alert, Canada

The small village of Alert lies on the tip of the Nunavut territory in Canada a mere five hundred miles below the North Pole. With a year-round population of five people, Alert is one of the most treacherous and remote places in the world.

Remote Places Alert Canada

Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, the temperatures in the region can reach as low as 40 degrees below zero. Because of it’s proximity to the North Pole, Alert is also susceptible to 24-hour darkness during winter and 24-hour sunlight during summer.

Alert Snow Bank Outpost Photograph

Tristan da Cunha

Remote Places Tristan da Cunha

Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Tristan de Cunha is an archipelago of small islands considered the most remote place in the world. Surrounded by rocky terrain and choppy waters, the island is only accessible by boat with its closest neighbors, South Africa and South America, which are 1,700 and 2,000 miles away respectively.

A total of 271 people are scattered across the islands’ working as farmers and craft makers, though they do have television stations and Internet access via satellite.

Most Remote Places In Human Civilization

Tristan da Cunha Island Remote Places

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Alexander is a cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Baldwin, Alexander. "The Six Most Remote Places In Human Civilization." AllThatsInteresting.com, September 10, 2011, https://allthatsinteresting.com/remote-places. Accessed May 26, 2024.