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10Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island may be remote, with no public transport and only two roads, but it is home to about 40,000 people. The island is located on the Indian Ocean, south of the Arabian Peninsula. Socotra is extremely isolated, which causes the creation of new species of plants because it

is so far away from other plant-life. That’s why Socotra is often referred to as alien-looking, because of the different types of odd and colorful trees that grow all over the island. It’s easy enough to visit the island and its bizarre flora, as flights arrive and leave daily at their airport. Socotra Island exports many things, including tobacco, fish and dates.

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