Living on the Most Crowded Island on Earth


(peaceful music) – [Narrator] A two-hour boat
ride off the coast of Colombia is an island, the most
densely-populated island on earth. (chattering) Santa Cruz del Islote consists
of more than 1,200 people living on land the size
of two soccer fields, making it four times
as dense as Manhattan. On the island is a school
that runs up to the 10th grade, two shops, and one restaurant. There is no steady supply of water and a sole generator that only
runs for five hours per day. There are no police, but there
isn’t much need for them, as everyone on the
island knows each other. (children chattering) 150 years ago, the island
was primarily uninhabited and was sometimes used by local fishermen as a place to rest and
take shelter during storms. Gradually, some fishermen came
to build their homes here. These were the grandparents
and great-grandparents of the current generation of residents. Despite the close living quarters, inhabitants on the island
say they wouldn’t give up their peaceful existence for anything, not even a little more room. (chattering) (peaceful jingling)

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  1. They may be happy but they sure as hell can't be healthy…. No mention of sanitation and that's what will kill you every time. A seriously illness could wipe out the entire town.

  2. No police 😳 humans beings , no matter how good natured the group may be, will have issues. I wouldn’t want to be a woman or small girl on an isolated island without law and order.

  3. “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize." -Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson

  4. The YouTuber who wants to live on an island like this , he/she must have either already given up or has very low ambition . Work hard, get rich and you will own many islands like this . Nobody should live in such a crowded space.

  5. Africans have a whole continent yet they seek asylum in my country? These people put them to shame the welfare seeking low life's!

  6. Geez I live in Hawaii and its tough enough to get a bad rep here… Imagine being the hot topic of gossip and getting a bad rep there! That would suckkkk

  7. I hope we're able to reverse the damage from climate change. Imagine if a small patch of Nebraska, the size of this island, will be the only part of the US above water.

  8. There is an island in Africa with similar conditions (but Africa) that claims to be most densely populated. To be honest, the Africa one looks more crowded

  9. Geez one would think rising sea levels rising would have engulfed the Island. Oh shit that's right sea levels are not rising damm

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