The Most Isolated Cities of the World

If we define a city as having a population of 100k or more, which cities are farthest from their next closest neighbour? In other words, what are the world’s most isolated or remotest cities.

Topping the list is Honolulu, Hawaii at 3,850km from its closest city of 100k, Daly City in California. In a tight race for second are Anchorage, Alaska and Perth, Australia which are both 2,136km from their respective closest cities (based on the city centres we used, Anchorage is slightly closer to Vancouver than Perth is to Adelaide).

Defining a City as over 100k

Honolulu, United States is 3,850km from Daly City, United States.

Defining a City as over 500k

Auckland, New Zealand is 2,140km from Newcastle, Australia.

Defining a City as over 1m

Auckland, New Zealand is 2,160km from Sydney, Australia.

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