If you live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, at least you can take comfort in the fact that it’s probably not one of these.

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These are the five most isolated towns on Earth.

Whittier, Alaska

This town, about 60 miles southeast of Anchorage, only has 200 residents in the winter.

Palmerston, Cook Islands

It has a mere 62 residents and is only accessible by boat.

Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica

This is one of just two civilian settlements on the continent and is part of the Chilean Province. The name means “The Stars Town.”

Longyearbyen, Norway

Nearly one-third of this Arctic town’s 3,000 residents are foreigners.

Siwa Oasis, Egypt

This remote town is completely surrounded by desert.

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