Living on the Most Crowded Island on Earth

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Two hours off the coast of Colombia is a small island home to over 1,200 people. As the entirety of Santa Cruz del Islote only spans the length of two soccer fields, residents live in close quarters, making the island four times as dense as the borough of Manhattan. Despite the circumstances, the community makes the most of their limited surface area, packing in a school, two shops and one restaurant. Only 150 years ago, the island was uninhabited; today, generations of families are proud to call Santa Cruz del Islote home. #Island #Home #Travel SUBSCRIBE: This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on Facebook: Give us a shout on Twitter: Come hang with us on Vimeo: Visit our world directly:

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Kyler : Imagine getting a bunch of friends and playing hide n seek around the whole island.

Binary-Technique : Damn bet they smashing first cousins by now

sebastian barrazaz : Oh hey Carlos!! How are u fine?? Damn longtime bro, aight catch u later! Peace!! ....2 minutes later. Oh hey Carlos!!

Ironsights : No need for Uber when your out drinking; because your already home.

thecsslife : This island looks like it could get completely submerged if a natural disaster strikes.

Mark Power : U won't be waiting long for a pizza delivery...

nizicike : When man and wife are making love ,the whole island can hear them

LaVell Weathersby : Breakfast: fish Lunch: fish Dinner: fish Bedroom: fish :-)

Sa da : Next location of GTA 6

Nivekoman O : There is no need for police cause everybody knows each other. 😂🤣🤣

Flying Avakin : _imagine living there and still feeling lonely_

Ryan French : It looks like the town that flapjack lived in

Rick 4 life • 6 years ago : My school is as big as that whole bloody island xD

Leon Anderson : I can’t stop picturing a massive wave just tumbling on this island.

Siodenesse L. : One fart and the whole island would know.

Ella Ruby : INCEST ???

LanxForxenZpawn : Damn that mincraft seed looks dope...

Big Saq : I take it Amazon prime is unavailable at this location

rustytr : You know that whole island smells like bacterial vaginosis

Yo Daddy : This place is 100000% the world leader in violent incest per capita.. Niccccccce 👍

Dark PePe : They should call China to help make their island bigger

Codafarian : "There is no steady supply of water" Great place to build a home!

WaffleFries ForFree : I live in manhattan. My room is more crowded that this island.

blurbleh : When you build your city on a single island tile in Civilization.

Kaptin Fancy : "2 hour boatride" ...shows an island like 2 miles from this one

Villager of SmashVille : Lmao reminds me of the island from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

GhettoHouseinLA : Perfect. This tiny ass island with 0 food 0 water would be great to create civilization.

Serg : Looks like it could be a call of duty map

Candy Salters : where's the hospital? burial at sea I imagine!

Daood Zafar : I bet you over half of them are all related due to incest

Aaronatorguy : I thought this was my daily dose of internet :/

igloo productions : PUBG needs an exact replica of this island on one of their maps, maybe Sanhok.

Jello Pudding : Biggest game of manhunt here, sounds epic 😂

Master Beast : That island its look like in claude with a chance of meat balls

Christopher Königsfeld : Fanscinating what's existing on earth, what you never expected

Jane Doe : I hate saying this but I would hate living there what if one day mother nature dumps on them with a Tsunami wave😨and wipes them out!! scary

Blc ME : No matter where you live, if you are living happily, that's all it matters.

Hokey Wolf : That'll be the whole earth eventually.

D Banks : Costco? That confirms it then, I would not be able to survive there.

Super Shafs : Call me crazy all you want, but I might want to vacation there Although I don't think there's any vacancy

Jake Snack : ok so if one of them has an STD, then all of them have that STD 🤔 : I am glad that they are happy in there. How does *the dating game* work on that island ?

e m : nah, find caye del'este off the south coast of Haiti. a tiny islet, even more crowded.

Trump 2020 : doesn't bring happiness!

testaccountpleaseignore : bruh would be nice to live there man

Simple Gamers : Imagine the island being fully green, fresh streams, animal's, etc before they came there

Aнастасия Романовой : this is how the world will look in only 100 years.. overpopulated...

Jahmair Stewart : Everybody knows every body’s business on that island

Jason McLeod : Reminds me of that classic movie Water World ☺