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The Loneliest Places On Earth (INFOGRAPHIC)

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From Lonely Planet's new book, How to Land a Jumbo Jet, a visual exploration of travel facts, figures and ephemera. Available now from Lonely Planet.

Want to get away? No, really get away?

Getting yourself to one of the remotest spots in the world doesn't necessarily mean flying to a distant Pacific island surrounded by nothing but open ocean: Some continental locations can be days from the closest large city.

This map graphically shows the most remote spots in the world, the larger the grid square, the longer it takes to get to the nearest city. Is it time to add Greenland to your bucket list?

Click the infographic for the huge version.

By Benjamin Henning - Copyright Lonely Planet 2011. All rights reserved.

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