Throughout history, people have moved all around the world to establish their communities and some of them grown into large cities till date where millions of people are living at present. However, some groups had chosen not to migrate and live in those parts of the world which are totally in isolations. These people have stood by the test of time to keep them away from any dramatic changes going around the world.
Here are five communities from the world who never left the areas of isolation which they call as their home:
- Supai Village, Arizona
It is a secluded village located in the side branch of the Grand Canyon which is one of most favorite tourist spot of the people of United States. But many people don’t know that within the breath-taking views there is a side branch called Havashu Camp. This village consists of members of Havashu tribe who were claimed to live here for 800 years. The community people are mostly dependent on agriculture and hunting to earn their livelihoods. The land where this community lives is a protective reservation which it is located 52 kilometers inside the Grand Canyon and there is no transport system to reach there. However, you can hire mules which the village people use to get their mails and parcel.
- La Rinconada, Peru
It is known as the highest human habitation in the world which lies in the Peruvian Andes near a gold mine. La Rinconada is at an elevation of 4,900 meters which is 16,000 ft above from the sea level. The community living here went through an ice-freezing temperature through the air. Slowly by the time, now around 50,000 people live in this isolated location without modern amenities for many years. The people have no facility of sanitation and trash pickup system. Most people throw their trash outside the town which has made the surrounding of this town a huge junkyard.
- Palmerston Island, New Zealand
About 200 miles which is 3200 Kilometers in north-east of New Zealand sits the small island of Palmerston. Captain James Cook had discovered this tiny isle in 1974 which habituating 62 inhabitants as one of the most isolated communities in our planet. Life on this island is totally having no connections with basic facilities like shops, markets and banks and money is only used during buying and selling of the island. The electricity is available here only for 6 hours each day including two public toilets in the city. However, there is newly build telephone booths which helps them to get connected with the world outside the island.
- Tristan Da Cunha, Atlantic
The life of those living in Tristan Da Chunha is totally untouched with any modern technology which we use in our daily life. It is also known as the world most remote populated island and its people are still living without electricity. The people live in an isolated island in Atlantic oceans which almost living like the middle of nowhere. Tristan Da Cunha is around 1750 miles away from South Africa and 2,088 miles from South America. The nearest landmass to Tristan is St. Helena which is a near 1,510 miles from the island.
The first official mapping of the island was drawn by a French frigate 261 years later. Today, Tristan Da Cunha has a population of 267 people who have access to major amenities like grocery stores and hospitals with dental treatment and operating theater. However, when everything must shift to the island from far locations, orders must be made weeks or months in advance. The people of Tristan also live in dangerous circumstances because the island is volcanic.
- Utqiagvik, Alaska
It is the northern most cities in America and ninth most northern city in the world. Formally known as Barrow, this town lies well above the Arctic Circle and the people live in a very remote and cold town. The city is a location of Inupiat which is an indigenous Inuit ethnic group. The city is counted as one of the oldest permanent settlements in the United States. The cold season last 4.4 months and the average high temperature reached only up to 2 degree Celsius.
There are around 4,429 residents throughout the city are laced with modern facilities despite the facts of living in isolation. Their homes are heated by natural gas from local oil fields, thrash pickups, water and sewer systems. The town has various schools, churches, and colleges. The person also enjoys services like telephone communications, restaurants and internet facilities.