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The Antipodes Islands

Antipodes_South_BayThe Antipodes Islands is  first of all a dream heaven to live  on . The natural surrounding of the Island will drive every one mad. But the only issue here is, one cannot live in this place because of Active Volcano the island has.

The Island is located near New Zealand.  The islands are 860 km far from the Stewart Island and the Antipodes Island is the biggest of the group, with an area of 20 square meters, followed by the Bollons Island and many more islets and stacks.

The Mount Galloway is Antipodes Islands’ highest point, at 402 m also being the most active volcano of the islands group. The Antipodes Islands are part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion.

The group, formerly known as Penantipodes is near to the antipodes of London, meant “next to the antipodes.” Captain Henry Waterhouse was the first that put the Antipodes Islands on a map. He was the captain of the British ship HMS Reliance.

According to  dictionary, An ti pode

* Main Entry: An·ti·pode
* Pronunciation: \ˈan-tə-ˌpōd\
* Function: noun
* Inflected Form(s): plural an·tip·o·des \an-ˈti-pə-ˌdēz\
* Etymology: Middle English antipodes, plural, persons dwelling at opposite points on the globe, from Latin, from Greek, from plural of antipod-, antipous with feet opposite, from anti- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
* Date: 1549

1 : the parts of the earth diametrically opposite —usually used in plural —often used of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the western hemisphere
2 : the exact opposite or contrary

— an·tip·o·de·an \(ˌ)an-ˌti-pə-ˈdē-ən\ adjective or noun

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