Azores Island is probably the most stunning islands in the world. Here you can see four seasons in one day. Strange, is not it?! More unique again, if you want to cook, you need not bother looking for a stove.
Simply dig the ground, put the pan in there, then matanglah your cuisine! The uniqueness is in the island of the Azores. Not only that, in the Azores, you can experience four seasons in just one day, weird right?
What is also unique is the isolated island of Tristan da Cunha, did not accept the immigrants settled. Mating-mawin among close relatives. Now the population 271 people. Equally unique is also a ghost island in the middle of the sea, Gunkanjima! But from this amazing list of 10 islands, Indonesia turns placing two islands, Java and Naidoo, entry in the list of the most unique island. What is unique?
1.Tristan da Cunha: Island of the World's Most Isolated
The island is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, 2816 km from South Africa and 3360 km from South America. This very, very isolated from the outside world.
Surrounded by mountains and sea makes access to the island is very difficult. Not to mention the character of a difficult nature, such as harsh winds. The island is located in Saint Helena sovereignty, the UK, only has a population of 270 people.
Life of its people is farming. Interestingly, all the commons but pegawasan very tight to prevent the mutual claims of the work. There were strict rules, outsiders are prohibited from buying land here is also forbidden to live menetap.Karenanya arguably all the population there is a genuine coming from there, not newcomers. Besides farming, the income of the population is also derived from seafood.
The island was discovered by Portuguese sailors Ilha de Tristão da Cunha in 1506, thus named after the sailor's name. Once the isolation of the island, up until the only means of transportation to reach the island is a boat because there was no airstrip there.
What also matters is the existence of genetic diseases are believed to occur because of marriages between relatives. This is because the banning of immigrants living here.
2.Gunkanjima: Ghost Town in the Middle of the Sea
In the early 1900s, Gunkanjima a prosperous island for its rich coal. Mitsubishi Corporation, which manages coal mining here, really makes Gunkanjima become the city's rich and dense population, but large island is less than 1 km2.
To accommodate the miners, ten apartment complex built on a small rock - a labyrinth of high associated with these pages, corridors and stairs. There are schools, restaurants, and gaming houses, all surrounded by a protective wall.
The island is known as "Nashi Midori Shima" or without a green island. The 50's total population reached 6000 people, this is the most populous island in the world at that time.
But the coal mines that continue dredged up into the bottom of the sea, over time runs out and the island was closed. The island is no plants were gradually die. Fifty years later, the island is like a ghost island, apartemen2 began to crumble. Years 1974-2009, the island was declared closed from visitors. But recently emerged new provisions, this unique island opened to tourists. The island is also listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
3.Dubai 's Large-Scale Sand Art: Giant Palm-shaped artificial island
The super-rich emirate of Dubai to build a number of spectacular projects that artificial islands off the coast. Amazing amazing job world, artificial islands arranged like a giant palm tree.
The islands are the largest land reclamation project in the world, also the largest artificial islands in the world. These islands are the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira.
Creator is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum which aims to boost tourism in Dubai. Each palm tree-shaped island, topped by a crescent, and will be equipped with various facilities to make people comfortable. Palm Islands located off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and will add 250 km coastal city of Dubai.
The first two islands will comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. Palm Deira around 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All the material comes from the UAE. On the third island to be built more than 100 luxury hotels, exclusive villas and apartments by the beach, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.
Construction of the Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. Then, the Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation begins. Palm Deira, the planned area of 46.35 square meters and building company, Nakheel, claimed exceeds the breadth of Paris, construction began in 2003. Development will be completed for the next 10-15 years.
4.Samosir: Island on the Island
Samosir Island is located in the middle of Lake Toba, the largest lake in North Sumatra island, Indonesia. Samosir Island is very broad, it could be this is the island on the largest island in the world. The extent of 630 km2 is only slightly smaller than the Jakarta area (650 km2) or a 714 km2 area of Singapore.
Another nickname for Naidoo is an island in the lake over the lake. This is because in puau Naidoo itself there are two beautiful lakes namely Lake and Lake Aek Sidihoni Natonang, they become a tourist destination.
The creation story Samosir Island itself is a remarkable. According to wikipedia.org, Lake Toba volcanic eruption happened because powerful about 73-75000 years ago.
It is estimated, the volcanic materials spewed out of the mountain as much as 2800 km ³, with 800 km ³ of rock and 2,000 km ³ overlies the volcanic ash which is expected in the wind to the west for 2 weeks.
Volcanic dust in the wind has spread to half the earth, from China to South Africa. The explosion occurred during a week and throw the dust up to 10 km above sea level. This incident caused mass death and in some species also followed extinction.
According to some DNA evidence, this eruption also reduced the number of people to about 60% of the total human population of the earth at that time, which is about 60 million people. The eruption also caused the ice age, although experts are still debating.
After the eruption, the caldera formed which is then filled with water and became what is now known as Lake Toba. Upward pressure by magma that has not come out that's what led to the emergence of the island. In addition samosir island, volcanic eruptions also cause the appearance of the peninsula on mainland Sumatra island which is now a small town Prapat.
5.Spratly Islands: Island Dispute contested 5 Countries
Spratly Islands is a series of more than 750 reefs, islands, atolls, cays and islands in the South China Sea between the Philippines, China, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam. The length of 425,000 km of sea. Spratlys are part of the three islands in the South China Sea, consists of more than 30,000 islands and coral reefs are so complex that geographically difficult to determine international boundaries.
These islands have no indigenous population, but it is said, there's an interesting fishing. Based on survey results while, chances are the islands that contain high oil and gas.
Perhaps the present invention is also interesting countries who feel the islands into its territory. No wonder each country claims it makes a military base in 45 of the island to show their existence.
6.Peacock, Holy Island in Middle River
Tiny island called Peacock Island because of the sacred island sacred temple complex Umananda. This tiny island in the middle of a vast river Brahmaputra in Assam Province, India. Umananda temple was built in Guwahati in 1594, by the Ahom Kings of Assam.
Among the temples are located in Assam, the worship of Lord Shiva temple is one of the many visitors. To reach the temple, one must cross the river by boat from Kachari ghat. There is also ferry service available from 7 o'clock in the morning until 5 pm in the evening.
7. Java, the most populous island in the World
Java is one of the most densely populated island in the world. Based on the 2006 census, the population reached 130 million people of Java. This is the most populous island in the world exceeds Honsu, the main island in Japan. Java, which was once the center of Hindu-Buddhist kingdom, the Islamic Empire, also the power of colonial Dutch East Indies, now plays a dominant role in political and economic life of Indonesia.
Historically, most of the island of Java, formed from volcanic events. Java is also the fifth largest island in Indonesia and the 13th largest in the world. A chain of volcanic mountains forms an east-west spine along the island. It has three main languages, although the Java language and is the dominant native language of 60 million people in Indonesia, most of whom live on Java.
Most residents are bilingual, with Indonesian as a second language. While most of the Javanese population is Muslim.
8.Azores: Can Cooking Without a Stove
If the normal state so in the winter ranges from 13 degrees Celsius 22 degrees centigrade summer. But here the weather can change quickly. No wonder people say, on this island you can see four seasons in one day. Strange, is not it?
9. Ellesmere Island Small Frozen
Ellesmere Island is one of the world where the temperature reaches freezing point. Island that are in Canada, located on the west Greenland, is the barren nature of the 'laboratory' of the geologists and biologists who are studying the changes of nature.
10. Ometepe: Island's oldest World Comprised of Gunung Api
Ometepe: is one of the oldest island in the world. Formed from two volcanoes sticking out of the lake of Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name comes from the Nahuatl language. Ome words (two) and tepetl (mountains), which means the two mountains. The two volcanoes Concepción and Maderas it is.
Although this is a dangerous volcano island, but there are people living there, which number about 35,000 souls. The main livelihoods of agriculture, animal husbandry. The area is also included in the area of tourism.