Global Remoteness

From the North Pole of inaccessibility to the South Pole of inaccessibility, there are yet some places on our planet you might require more than a plane, train, or car to get to.

The maps below are based on distance from cities, roads, railways, and airports. The green areas represent places where travel to the town, road, and other transportation facilities can be measured in hundreds of kilometers.

World map

Global remoteness

Let’s change the color palette. Now the most accessible places on our planet will look like canals. These “canals” act as insurmountable barriers to animal and plant species.

World remoteness

The vast bulk of people live in red-colored regions of our planet. About fifty-five percent of the global population today resides in urban areas. Only 15 percent of people in developed nations live more than an hour of travel time from the nearest city.

North America

Remoteness: North America
Remoteness: North America

South America

Remoteness: South America
Remoteness: South America


Remoteness: Europe


Remoteness: Asia
Remoteness: Asia


Remoteness: Africa
Remoteness: Africa

Australia and New Zealand

Remoteness - Australia
Remoteness: Australia and New Zealand

Top 10 the most remoteness places on our planet

  1. Northern Pole of Inaccessibility
  2. North Pole
  3. Southern Pole of Inaccessibility
  4. South Pole
  5. Point Nemo
  6. Easter Island
  7. Vale do Javari (Brazil)
  8. St. Helena
  9. Devon Island (Canada)
  10. Siberia

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1 year ago

India despite its dense population has many areas which are quite remote with jungles and wildlife areas, especially for pilgrimage sites and highlands. This is a good sign that road and rail networks don’t invade too much of the wild countryside in places like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in the center.

1 year ago

The entire coastal route from Shenyang in southern Manchuria to Hi Chi Minh city in south Vietnam is totally accessible and populated with services and facilities.

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