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15 of the most remote places on Earth

By: Angela Nelson on March 2, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Lake Leone in Adak, Alaska

Photo: Paxson Woelber/Wikimedia Commons

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Adak, Alaska

This Alaskan city “where the winds blow and friendships grow” has the distinction of being the westernmost point in the United States and the southernmost community in Alaska. And boy does the wind blow: Winter squalls can produce 120-mile-per-hour gusts or higher.

The island was once home to a U.S. naval base and about 6,000 military personnel, but today only about 200 people live there. Compared to other locales on the list, Adak has lots for visitors and residents to do, from renting a truck, dining at a Mexican restaurant, hunting caribou, salmon fishing and hiking.