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Seven Island Wonders of the World

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

DubaiA great little blog called WebUrbanist recently came out with their list of the seven island wonders of the world.  A great idea, and one that I am a little jealous that I didn’t think of.  In any case, their list is an exploration of the worlds most amazing, mysterious and remote islands in the world.

WebUrbanists island list is a compilation of  the most intriguing islands in the world, from remote atolls, to feats of unimaginable engineering.  First on the list is the numerous island construction projects currently underway in Dubai. Dubai, recognizing that its oil wealth will only last so long is using its riches to invest in its future.  The result is an impressive array of man-made islands.  Pitcairn

Second on the list is Pitcairn Island. This infamous island which I have posted about several times is home to the decendents of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty and the Tahitians who accompanied them.  Today there are only 50 residents on the island all of whom speak a unique hybrid of Tahitian and English known as Pitkern.

Third on this list is Palmyra an island an island that despite its beauty has a history of pirates and murder, leading many to believe its cursed.  Also on the list is the island of Bouvet which is the most remote island in the world.   Taking the number five spot on the list is another remote group of islands known as Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha, which are the most remote group of islands in the world and sit almost three thousand miles from South America.  Rounding out the list at numbers six and seven are Bishops Rock, the smallest island in the world according to the Guiness Book of World Records and Nauru the smallest island nation in the world.

To read more about the seven island wonders of the world visit WebUrbanist.

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