Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?

James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Francis Drake
Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilo­me­ters (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue op­er­a­tion to free Napoleon Bona­parte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a per­ma­nent pop­u­la­tion of 275.

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James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Francis Drake
Tristan da Cunha
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flagGreece
5%
5%
5%
82%
17
flagFrance
10%
10%
10%
69%
39
flagItaly
12%
9%
9%
68%
32
flagSpain
29%
6%
0%
64%
31
flagAustria
21%
10%
3%
64%
28
flagAustralia
19%
19%
4%
57%
21
flagBelgium
20%
15%
10%
55%
20
flagthe Netherlands
15%
18%
12%
54%
33
flagSweden
15%
7%
15%
53%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
13%
10%
52%
356
flagGermany
19%
14%
11%
52%
163
flagUnknown
18%
21%
7%
52%
82
flagDenmark
26%
5%
15%
52%
19
flagPoland
21%
13%
13%
50%
10545
flagCanada
18%
18%
11%
48%
43
flagNorway
8%
17%
21%
47%
23
flagthe United States
23%
19%
10%
44%
352
flagUkraine
37%
6%
12%
43%
16
flagIndia
13%
27%
13%
41%
36
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
27%
16%
33%
36

Gender

men47%
women48%
James Cook
24%
20%
Ferdinand Magellan
13%
12%
Francis Drake
14%
18%
Tristan da Cunha
47%
48%

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