(WorldKings.org) Bouvet Island is the most remote island in the world. The closest inhabited location is Tristan da Cunha island, 2,250 kilometres to the northwest. To its west, the South Sandwich Islands lie about 1,900 km away, and to its east are the Prince Edward Islands, about 2,500 km away.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.29) Pheasant Island: The island changes its sovereignty twice a year
(WorldKings.org) The island is a condominium established by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, under joint sovereignty of Spain and France.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.28) Fort Carroll: Abandoned artifacial island in the middle of Patapsco River
(WorldKings.org) The fort is now deserted and the habitat for various animals. It is also a site for occasional urban explorations. In 2013, Preservation Maryland placed Fort Carroll on its list of threatened historic properties. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.27) Miyake-jima: The island required its residents to carry gas masks
(WorldKings.org) After the eruption in 2005, there has been a constant flow of sulfur dioxide gas coming from Mount Oyama. Residents of the island were once required to carry gas masks with them at all times. However, masks have not been needed for years. Alarms go off if there is a dramatic increase in the levels of toxic gases in the air.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.26) North Brother Island: Abandoned island in the middle of New York City
(WorldKings.org) Now serving as a sanctuary for herons and other wading shorebirds, the island is presently abandoned and off-limits to the public.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.25) Alcatraz: Tourist destination that used to be a famous US prison
(WorldKings.org) The strong currents around the island and cold water temperatures made escape all but impossible. Since the late 20th century, it has become a major tourist attraction.
(WorldKings.org) The entire island is considered a shinto kami (god), and the island is off limits to women. For centuries, only 200 men were allowed on the island on one day each year after they had "purified" themselves in the surrounding sea.
Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.22) Bishop Rock: The world's smallest island with only a lighthouse
(WorldKings.org) Bishop Lighthouse is often referred to as "King of the lighthouses" and it is indeed a very impressive structure. With a height of 49 metres the lighthouse is the equal tallest in England, together with Eddystone Lighthouse.
(WorldKings.org) Because they are separated by the International Date Line, Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede.
(WorldKings.org) In October 2018, a yellow diamond of 552 carat was found at the mine. This is the largest diamond ever found in North America.