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Point Nemo is the location in the ocean that is farthest from land

Google Earth image of Earth, showing Point Nemo in the Southern Pacific Ocean with text that says 'A long way from home.'

You can't get farther away from land than 'Point Nemo.'

Google Earth image close-up of Point Nemo in Southern Pacific Ocean, showing coordinates

This image from Google Earth shows the coordinates of Point Nemo. Google Earth also displays a subtle message 'written' on the sea floor. Can you spot it?

Want to get away from it all?

You can't do better than a point in the Pacific Ocean popularly known as 'Point Nemo,' named after the famous submarine sailor from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

This remote oceanic location is 2,688 kilometers from the nearest land—Ducie Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands, to the north; Motu Nui, one of the Easter Islands, to the northeast; and Maher Island, part of Antarctica, to the south.