Where is Point Nemo?

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Point Nemo is a pole of inaccessibility that marks the furthest location from the ocean to the nearest coastline.  Located in the South Pacific Ocean, this location is known as the ocean pole of inaccessibility.  The name Point Nemo originates from Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo who roams the oceans in his submarine.  Nemo in Latin means “no one”.  Point Nemo can be found at the coordinates 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W (in decimal degrees: -48.876667-123.393333).  

Point Nemo is 2,688 km (1,670 mi) from the closest coastline.  The closest lands are:  Ducie Island (part of the Pitcairn Islands) in the north, Motu Nui (part of the Easter Islands) in the northeast, and Maher Island (near the larger Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica) to the south.

The red star makes the location of Point Nemo.
The red star marks the location of Point Nemo.



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