Contest #116 answer: Tristan da Cunha

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Contest #116 was Tristan da Cunha, as most of you guessed correctly. It is the most remote inhabited spot on this earth: the nearest continent (Africa) is over 2800 km away and the nearest neighbours live on St. Helena, a distance of 2430 km.


Tristan da Cunha was discovered in 1506 by the Portugese seafarer Tristão da Cunha but is only permanent inhabited since 1810. Nowadays there live about 270 residents. Visiting is possible, but not after prior permission from the local Government. The journey by boat (from Cape Town) takes about 6 days.


Tristan da Cunha has its own on-line newspaper: the Tristan Times.

Those who took the journey:

  • Ivar Bonsaken
  • Neil
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Willem
  • Ian
  • Alan
  • Dylann
  • Grievous Body Charm
  • brian t
  • Moke
  • ACG
  • Criswhit
  • Falco
  • Camargo, California
  • Andy M
  • Max_Power
  • Andy McConnell
  • Zev
  • ej
  • Exsanguinator
  • Per Svolsbru
  • Dennis S.