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Old 12-03-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Although it's on an island Kaktovik, Alaska seems to fit as quite remote and indigenous. No town of even a 1000 looks close and the closest town of 50,000+ is 600 miles away.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Kaktovik-Alaska.html
The City of Kaktovik Alaska
JuneauEmpire.com: ANWR: Looking out for their lifeblood (http://www.juneauempire.com/anwr/lifeblood.shtml - broken link)

Anuktuvuk Pass, which I mentioned at another group, is an indigenous settlement that made an agreement so is in a national park in Alaska. I think the only access to it is by plane.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Anaktu...ss-Alaska.html
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve - Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska (U.S. National Park Service)

Tiksi on the Arctic Ocean coast also looks remote. As in I can't find much on it, but I did see the following.

Tiksi Russia - The most remote place in the Russian Arctic Ocean - Makes it sound like a rather bleak place to boot.

San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis town in the Atacama desert, I thought there was a town in the Atacama but I didn't find it earlier, which is notable as the Atacama is generally believed to be the "World's driest desert."

Welcome to San Pedro de Atacama Chile

Although the larger city of Calama is only 98 km away.

http://www.chile-travel.com/calampg.htm
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Cape York Peninsula in Australia. Not easily accessible for the most part. Restricted to adventurous people in 4WDs on unpaved roads, which are flooded a lot of times. Some areas completely inaccessible and totally undeveloped & untouched. If it has 20,000 people in total, I'd be surprised. Mostly indigenous.

Other indigenous areas are a lot of the remote communities throughout the country, especially Western Australia, my state. Literally nothing out there.

I googled this subject - most isolated city and there's debate about it being Auckland, New Zealand versus Perth. The criteria being that they're cities of one million or more and how far the next city with a million or more people is. So technically Auckland wins out by a few miles since Sydney is the next city of that size.

But with Auckland you've got some small cities nearby. 2 hour drive south and you're in Hamilton, population 140k. 8 hour drive: Wellington, pop 400k.

Then there's Perth, technically a city but more a big country town at heart. We have no other cities in this entire state (third of the size of the entire country) with populations of 100k or more. Drive 6 hours west, across harsh bleak terrain and you get to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, pop: 30k. Then it's another, longer day's drive before you get to any place with more people than flies. Same story heading north. And west, that Indian Ocean is surprisingly vast. Takes about 8 hours to get to South Africa by plane.

Now, that's remote!
I checked the distance as the crow flies from Perth to Adelaide, and apparently it's about the same as Sydney to Auckland, yet why does Sydney to Auckland look so much closer on the map?

Either way, it's no debate. The criteria about being over a million is something they made up. In terms of how isolated a city really feels, I think Perth is only beaten by Honolulu or maybe Noumea or Suva. Honolulu is the only place that feels like a real city in the Pacific outside NZ.

In real terms, Perth feels way more isolated than even Auckland because there are no sizeable cities anywhere near it, while Auckland has Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin etc - all cities with hundreds of thousands of people.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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How does Yakutsk, seeing as it's a capital of a Russian Republic, compare to Perth in isolation?
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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How does Yakutsk, seeing as it's a capital of a Russian Republic, compare to Perth in isolation?
Even Siberia seems to have a few major cities scattered about.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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Someplace in french guyana would likely be the best choice for south america. Western Brazil could work too
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is probably the largest city (181,618 people) on a continent that is not connected by road to the rest of the continent.

Juneau is another such city but with 32,756 people
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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The island of Dursey off the coast of the Beara peninsula in sw Ireland is pretty remote, it is accessible by a cable car.

There are no shops, pubs, cafes, or hotels on the island.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is probably the largest city (181,618 people) on a continent that is not connected by road to the rest of the continent.

Juneau is another such city but with 32,756 people
Iquitos, Peru is larger than Petrppavlovsk-Kamchatsky and is not connected by road.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Iquitos, Peru is larger than Petrppavlovsk-Kamchatsky and is not connected by road.
Yep it turns that is the largest city not connected by road.
"It is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road – it is accessible only by river and air."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iquitos (437,376 people)
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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In Europe its Amderma, Russia.
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