Monday, 29 July 2013

The farthest island in the world

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Tristan de Cunha is not the type of island on which you can go and spend an exotic holiday. But, this is the type of place that needs to be known for the simple fact that it is the farthest archipelago in the world. 

Probably those that need to get on a far away island think of it as a place where you will have an exotic holiday, a relaxing time and a getaway from the stressful days in the town.

The archipelago Tristan de Cunha is formed of small volcano islands and is located on a famous area of the Atlantic Ocean. This area is known for its strong wind and the often storms that take place there. 
This thing has transformed the islands in a true cemetery for the ships. Found at the half distance between the Cape Town and Montevideo, the archipelago is at 2333 kilometers from the closest inhabited land, the Saint Helen Island.

Tristan de Cunha is the name of the Archipelago but as well the name of the biggest island here. Among this, there are other small pieces of island, which have very suggestive names – the Inaccessible Island and the Nightingale Island. The name comes from the person that had discovered the island, a long time ago –as in 500 years ago. Despite of the fact that he actually did not land on this island due to the agitated sea, he named it after his name.

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