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 Uninhabited Island - tScholars.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An uninhabited island is an island that has yet to be (or is not currently) populated by humans.
If one were to stumble on such an undiscovered uninhabited island, that person could claim it and start a new country, or add it to another country's territory.
Uninhabited islands are also used as stereotypes for the word "paradise".
www.tscholars.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Uninhabited_island   (233 words)

  
 Omni Divers Underwater Services, L.L.C. - Omni Travel Adventures - Turks and Caicos 2001 The Islands
Thirty percent of the land and water of the islands are protected as marine parks or preserves founded with the aim of preserving the ecological balance and breathtaking beauty of the sea.
Salt Cay is the smallest of the populated islands in the chain.
Much of the island is dominated by mangrove and tidal flats, but on the northern coast the scenery is very dramatic with limestone cliffs and long desolate white beaches.
www.webpak.net /~omnidive/turksandcaicos01theislands.html   (1399 words)

  
 British Virgin Islands travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Boating among the dozens of tiny, mostly uninhabited, islands is a great stop on any tour of the Caribbean islands.
The islands' climates are subtropical and humid, although temperatures are moderated by trade winds.
The islands are highly dependent on tourism, generating an estimated 45% of the national income, together with the offshore financial industry.
wikitravel.org /en/British_Virgin_Islands   (1127 words)

  
 The Uninhabited Cays, Panama
The loveliest and most unspoiled islands in the archipelago are fairly remote, and they can be difficult to visit unless one has access to a yacht.
The Cayos Holandéses are the best-known of the many gorgeous uninhabited and lightly populated islands toward the western end of the archipelago.
None of the hotels offers a visit to the more distant of these island groups as part of their standard packages, but they may be able to arrange a trip for an extra free.
www.moon.com /planner/panama/mustsees/uninhabitedcays.html   (422 words)

  
 Cook Islands Biodiversity : The Status of Cook Islands Birds - 1996
The Cook Islands is fifteen small islands (total land area 240km²), scattered over an area approaching the size of Western Europe, in the tropical South Pacific.
The Southern Group, with 90% of the land and 90% of the population, is physically diverse with a young volcanic island (Rarotonga), four raised-reef islands (Mangaia, ‘Ātiu, Ma‘uke and Miti‘āro), an almost-atoll (Aitutaki), two atolls (Manuae and Palmerston) and a sand-cay (Takūtea).
The present indigenous landbirds of the Cook Islands are those that survived the two massive environmental upheavals: the arrival of the Polynesians about 2,000 years ago, and the arrival of Europeans since the 1820s.
cookislands.bishopmuseum.org /showarticle.asp?id=7   (2098 words)

  
 Islands around Phuket - Island hopping to Racha Island, Similans and Surin,
Part of a marine national park in Krabi province, the two stunning islands of Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley are an integral part of many visitors' itineraries - and are now the second most popular destination in the Andaman region of Thailand, after Phuket.
This island of fishing villagers is reached within 10 minutes by long-tail boat from Laem Hin pier on the east coast of Phuket.
The long white beaches of Chaweng and Lamai are where the widest range of accommodation, dining and nightlife options may be found, while each of the smaller beaches such as Bophut and Choeng Mon have their own unique characters and facilities.
www.phuket.com /islands/index.htm   (1477 words)

  
 Orkneyjar - Where is Orkney?
With a total coastline of approximately 570 miles, the islands cover an area of 974 square kilometres (376 square miles), more than half of which is taken up by the Mainland, the group's largest island.
Of the islands, less than one-third are inhabited, the islands having a total population of 19, 245 (2001 census).
The principal island is now simply referred to as "the Mainland" - a corruption of the Old Norse "Meginland".
www.orkneyjar.com /orkney/index.html   (378 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Tory nuclear waste sites revealed
The list was released by Nirex, which is responsible for dealing with Britain's intermediate-level nuclear waste.
Nirex is emphasising that the released list is purely historical and when a decision is made on where to store nuclear waste, the list would not become the starting point of a new exercise.
Nirex spokesman David Wild said it would have broken the law to release the list during the election.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/4079542.stm   (617 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Flannan Isles (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Flannan Isles (Scottish Gaelic: na h-Eileanan Flannach) are an island group in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, lying approximately 20 miles west of the Isle of Lewis.
Once inhabited, the islands are now usually empty of a human population with the navigation assisting lighthouses now automated.
Although workers traveled to and from the islands, the islands have never been permanently inhabited, although their lighthouse was crewed from 1899 until 1971.
www.reference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /browse/wiki/Flannan_Isles   (648 words)

  
 Global Volcanism Program | Barren Island | Summary
Barren Island, a possession of India in the Andaman Sea about 135 km NE of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, is the only historically active volcano along the N-S-trending volcanic arc extending between Sumatra and Burma (Myanmar).
The 354-m-high island is the emergent summit of a volcano that rises from a depth of about 2250 m.
The caldera, which is open to the sea on the west, was created during a major explosive eruption in the late Pleistocene that produced pyroclastic-flow and -surge deposits.
www.volcano.si.edu /world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0600-01=   (187 words)

  
 British Virgin Islands Sights, Activities, and Travel Information at Concierge.com
On the northwest end of the coral-limestone island, this pristine white-sand stretch with a handy bar/restaurant is as picturesque as its name.
This resort island southeast of Tortola is the home of Deadman's Bay, a palm-lined sandy crescent that was supposedly frequented by the infamous pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a.
At the west end of the island, this clear, calm stretch of water with good snorkeling is hard to access by land and therefore very quiet.
www.concierge.com /destination/britishvirginislands/seeanddo   (810 words)

  
 Don Macnaughtan - Lane Community College Library - Bibliography of the Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands), Northeast ...
A group of very small islands, formerly owned by the Rocha Machado family in Madeira, they were declared a nature sanctuary in 1971 when the property ceased to be in the possesion of the family and was turned over to the government.
Until fairly recently, the island was one of the poorest parts of Portugal and consequently of Europe, and there are rural communities that have only recently been connected to road transport and mains electricity.
Neves, H. "Analysis of the vegetation of the Ilheu de Fora, Selvagens Islands." Symposium on fauna and flora of the Atlantic Islands, 1993.
www.lanecc.edu /library/don/savage.htm   (1955 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Scotland
This is a list of Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 2005 general election, arranged by constituency.
A list of United Kingdom nations (and English regions) by population as recorded by the 2001 Census: source: the 2001 census See also List of United Kingdom nations by area List of countries by population Population of England - historical population estimates National population register UK topics Categories: Demographics of the...
It occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scotland   (2889 words)

  
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This pair of islands is known as Inagua.
Mayaguana is the least developed and most isolated island within The Bahamas family of islands.
This island pair maintains a distinct blend of international glamour and tropical ease, giving travelers freedom to do everything or nothing at all.
www.bahamas.com /bahamas/island/index.aspx   (561 words)

  
 Greek Islands: Cyclades
The Cyclades islands are the most well known of the Greek Islands and include Santorini and Mykonos which are the two most popular islands in Greece.
The first island on the Western Cyclades route that includes, Serifos, Sifnos and Milos, Kythnos is an untouristy island with hot springs, some nice beaches and a favorite stop-over for sailboats and yachts journeying to the rest of the Cyclades.
Perhaps the most spiritual island of all, the wonder-working icon in the church of the Panagia Evangalestria attracts people from all over Greece in need of a miracle and around the 15th of August the island is packed with pilgrims, as is every boat going to Mykonos that stops here.
www.greektravel.com /greekislands/cyclades.htm   (3340 words)

  
 Other Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Islands such as Hog Island (RI) that have regular but infrequent ferry service and no tourist facilities, or private islands such as Rattlesnake Island (OH) with only "on demand" and very expensive ferry service, are not in our scope.
Islands in the Niagara River and at the east end of Lake Ontario at the beginning of the St.
Thimble Islands, CT - A confetti-like archipelago of several hundred islands ranging from a few feet to a quarter-mile in size, all of them teeming with seabirds and marine life.
www.middlebass2.org /other_islands.shtml   (1178 words)

  
 Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Spain is bound to the East by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Bay of Biscay and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
Morocco claims the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and the uninhabited Vélez, Alhucemas, Chafarinas, and Perejil ("Parsley") islands, all on the northern coast of Africa.
In the touristic areas of the Mediterranean costas and the islands, German and English are spoken by tourists, foreign residents and tourism workers.
spain.iqnaut.net   (3919 words)

  
 Balfour Castle | Hotel Review | The Orkney Islands | Frommers.com
There are no more unusual accommodations in all the Orkney Islands, an unexpected discovery billed as "the most northerly castle hotel in the world." The region's most important benefactors were the Balfour family, worldwide shipping magnates.
The estate shelters the only forest in the Orkney Islands, planted in the 19th century by the Balfours and composed chiefly of sycamores.
Guests may also be taken to the family's 40-hectare (100-acre) uninhabited island, where colonies of gray seals and puffins like to say hello.
www.frommers.com /destinations/theorkneyislands/H40621.html   (421 words)

  
 Gulf of California given spotlight as U.N. World Heritage site | The San Diego Union-Tribune
As development pressures increase along the gulf's shores, conservation groups in the United States and Mexico are celebrating their role in bringing about the distinction to 244 uninhabited islands, islets and their surrounding waters.
Turquoise waters, brilliant desert reflection and the "striking natural beauty in a dramatic setting formed by rugged islands with high cliffs and sandy beaches" are described in the islands' designation.
A crucial document was the book "A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortés," produced by the museum, the University of California Los Angeles and the University of California San Diego.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050717/news_1n17islands.html   (682 words)

  
 Coral Sea Islands Introduction
Scattered over some 1 million square kilometers of ocean, the Coral Sea Islands were declared a territory of Australia in 1969.
They are uninhabited except for a small meteorological staff on the Willis Islets.
Automated weather stations, beacons, and a lighthouse occupy many other islands and reefs.
www.nation-info.com /Coral-Sea-Islands-Introduction.html   (47 words)

  
 Portland 2003 - 1000 Islands
Like us, they made the most of their trip to America, travelling round to see all sorts of places, one of which was the Thousand Islands region.
The 1000 Islands Region is an area of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and there are, in fact, 1,864 islands ranging from the largest, Wellesley Island which has towns, roads and bridge access to both Canada and the United States, to
Like the guy whose wife couldn't find an island she liked, so he BUILT her one, built a house on it...
www.oldengine.org /members/dolly/portland03/1000islands.htm   (323 words)

  
 jgeopolitical
There are over 3400 islands in the archipelago, which cover about 1,860 miles from north to south.
Most of the islands on the archipelago are uninhabited rocks and most of the population lives in the plains and coastal areas on the four main islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku.
In 1993 a declaration called for resolution of the problem of the Kuril islands “on the basis of historical and legal facts.” Since then Japan has provided Russia with economic and humanitarian aid although the dispute has still not been settled.
www.list.org /~mdoyle/jgeopol.html   (3058 words)

  
 Cook Islands Resorts, Cook Island Accommodations, Cook Islands Luxury Resorts Hotels
We list a random sample of the resorts, hotels, apartments and villas in the Cook Islands that we recommend for your holiday below.
This luxury accommodation is designed with the lavishness that one would expect in a property of this caliber.
Visit our Cook Islands honeymoons and Cook Islands Weddings pages for a look at the resorts we specifically recommend for a honeymoons in the Cook Islands.
www.cook-island-travel.com /cook-islands-resorts.php   (577 words)

  
 Islands.com | Galápagos
The seabirds are bountiful and the iguanas always interesting, but the most famous of the natural attractions are the giant tortoises, best seen on Santa Cruz island, which also happens to be the site of the chain's main town, Puerto Ayora, and the Charles Darwin Research Station.
The tortoises, which often graze alongside cattle, are believed to live about 150 years – which means that some of the real old-timers you see may have watched Darwin as he first stepped ashore in 1835.
The reward for the walk is a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding islands.
www.islands.com /galapagos   (629 words)

  
 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS READING LIST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Paul Humann has been leading dive trips to the islands for many years; this is the best collection of underwater photographs of the Galapagos archipelago.
Interesting descriptions of birds of the Galapagos, along with the author's account of his year on an uninhabited island there.
To the South Seas: The Cruise of the Schooner Mary Pinchot to the Galapagos, the Marquesas, the Tuamotu Islands, and Tahiti.
mason.gmu.edu /~thollowe/galapag/readlist.html   (1144 words)

  
 List of islands by population   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is a list of islands in the world ordered by population.
It includes all islands with a population of more than 10,000,000 people.
See also the list of islands and the list of islands by area.
list-of-islands-by-population.iqnaut.net   (125 words)

  
 San Juan Islands Uninhabited list - Sam Buck - Real Estate Services
Deadman Island and Goose Island, located off the southwest shore of Lopez Island and the southeast shore of San Juan Island, are owned by the Nature Conservancy and are part of the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
It was homesteaded by Farrar and June Burn in 1940, (the last island in the San Juans to be homesteaded), and is a primary subject in June Burns wonderful autobiography, Living High.
Skipjack Island and Bare Island are located north of Waldron Island and are part of the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
www.sambuck.com /islands/uninhabited-islands.html   (439 words)

  
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The list was released by Nirex, who are responsible for dealing with Britain's intermediate-level nuclear waste.
Sellafield favourite One of the Tory list sites in Essex, at the former Ministry of Defence facility at Potton island, is just a few kilometres from the centre of Southend.
Green Party members of the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh noted that the earmarked sites were all in uninhabited or low population areas, which underlined the sense of danger around long-term nuclear waste disposal.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2005nn/0506nn/050610nn.txt   (16073 words)

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