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 - Since childhood, many of us have dreamed to be on the site of the heroes of Jules Verne - stranded on a desert island ... And than a desert than a deserted place, surrounded by water, the sweeter it became our imagination ... It seemed that since civilization such places is not left on the ground ... However, they are, but in reality abandoned the island few people are interested - only a handful of scientists - researchers, museum staff so mad enthusiasts ...

Deserted island of Hashima, which means "island of the Border", which is commonly referred to Gunkandzhima - "Island of warships," is one of the 505 islands in Nagasaki Prefecture and is located 15 kilometers from the city of Nagasaki.

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From 1887 to 1974 there were coal mines ...

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The island abounds in abandoned buildings ...

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Surtsey - uninhabited island in Iceland, the southernmost point of the country, one of the few islands that emerged during Homo sapiens - 14 November 1963, the eruption of an underwater volcano, and perhaps the only one in which first the appearance of solid rock above sea level conducts research.

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Until June 1967 there were about a hundred eruptions, after which the island has reached an area of ​​2, 7 square kilometers.

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But then, erosion and leaching of the waves reduced the area of ​​the island and 1, 5 kilometers kvaadratnyh in 2000.

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The island was named Surtsey, which in Icelandic means "island Surtura", in honor of the master of fire giants. In addition to the main island was formed, and several small islands.

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Palm Islands - man-made structure that can be seen with the naked eye from the moon.

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It is a two enormous artificial archipelago 6 kilometers in diameter, backfilled into the sea off the coast. The largest central island of the archipelago is the contours of every palm tree.

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Palm islands will increase Dubai's shoreline by 120 km, and the number of beaches - and a half times. Each archipelago will have everything you need for recreation and entertainment. The infrastructure of the first island is ready, the second Palm Island should be ready in 2008.

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The island of Sealand - the self-proclaimed small country in the North Sea 10 kilometers off the coast of Great Britain.

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Located on the offshore platform ...

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Easter Island - an island in the South Pacific, Chile, is the most remote inhabited island in the world. Distance from the continental coast of Chile is 3703 km, to Pitcairn Island, the nearest populated areas, - 1819 km. The island was discovered by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggevenom on Easter Sunday 1722.

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Easter Island is largely known for its moai or stone statues of compressed volcanic ash, which, according to local residents believe, lies the supernatural power of the ancestors of the first king of the island.

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Maldives - numerous coral reef islands on the equator. Total 1 190 islands form an archipelago of 26 natural atolls.

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Maldives stretch for 823 km from north to south and 130 km from east to west. From the incredibly large number of islands only 200 islands are inhabited. The sea is more than 99 percent of the Maldives. Only 298 square kilometers - the land.

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Most of the Maldives can go across in ten minutes; only a few have a length of more than two kilometers ...

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Island "World" in Dubai - a 300 artificial islands in the Persian Gulf, simulating a world map. Each island is actually the name of an existing city or country. The terrain covers 9 kilometers long and 7 kilometers wide.

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According to the plans of the island will be divided into commercial and private. On a private island will be located the most luxurious houses of the world. But the island can buy not everyone: development company itself sends invitations to the elite.

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The project was presented in 2003, and its completion is scheduled for 2008. At the same time the island will be transferred to the buyers.

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Alcatraz Island - the island prison in San Francisco Bay.

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The island was used as a military prison, and later as sverhzaschischёnnaya prison for dangerous criminals and those who have made previous attempts to escape from prison. Currently disbanded prison, the island turned into a museum, where the San Francisco ferry.

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