10 Socotra – Yemen
Socotra is an island in the Indian Ocean, which is located approximately 210 miles southeast of Yemen. The largest of several islands that extend east from the Horn of Africa has an area of approximately 1400 square miles. The Socotra flora includes several famous species, including myrrh, frankincense and the dragon blood tree. Its sedentary residents are engaged in fishing, pearl diving and small farming.
9 Aogashima Island – Japan
Aogashima is a volcanic island on the Philippine Sea and the most remote, topographically interesting island. The only way to reach Aogashima is via Hachijojima, a larger island about 70 km north. Hachijojima has an airport and can be reached by plane or boat. The current shape of the island dates back to a major eruption in 1785, after which Aogashima was uninhabited for 50 years. The population is approximately 180 people.