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With the explosion of the human population over the last few hundred years you’d expect that we would have invaded every last piece of land we have set our feet on. However, there are a few islands in the world that have either never been inhabited, or have long ago been abandoned. Here are some of the uninhabited islands of the world. Some will creep you out, others will leave you wondering why on earth no one has chosen to live in the paradise on offer.

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1. Okunoshima Island, Japan (Photo Credit: patrick kim)



Okunoshima Island lies off Japan’s coast and is overrun by rabbits, even though rabbits are not indigenous to the island. No human lives on Okunoshima Island because it was the site of a chemical weapons plant from 1929 to 1945 for the Japanese Imperial Army. The rabbits that now reside on the island are test animals set free when the Allied Occupation took the plant apart. Nobody admits to seeing any with two heads.

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2. Jaco Island, East Timor (Photo Credit: ilestlouis)



Jaco Island is considered to be sacred ground, which is primarily why no one has ever lived on it permanently. Tourists are allowed to camp out on the island, and day tours are also available.

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3. Clipperton Island (Photo Credit: ClifB)



Located south of Mexico and West of Guatemalo, Clipperton Island is a coral atoll that was used for mining guano. Because of the Mexican Civil War in 1914, the island’s residents were cut off from essential supplies, and after World War II, the atoll was abandoned completely.

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4. Tree Island, South China Sea (Photo Credit: Acetyl Salicylate)



Tree Island in the South China Sea is uninhabited. It is one of the Paracel Islands and is currently under the administration of China’s Hainan Province. The island is available for visit with permission, and the “residents” are mostly military enforcers.

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5. Palmyra Atoll, Hawaii (Photo Credit: ehroth)



Located 1,000 miles south of Hawaii the island is technically owned by the USA. However, due to its isolation, the island is both unspoilt and uninhabited. Although there is an airstrip in the island, it has fallen into ruin due to neglect after the Second World War.

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6. Auckland Islands, New Zealand (Photo Credit: ianskipworth.com)



The Auckland Islands form the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. There are Polynesian settlement sites present in the islands. Experts say they were established in the 13th century and then abandoned. These islands were rediscovered in 1806 but up to this day are still deserted.

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