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How do more than 1,000 people live on an island as the size of two football fields?
31/Aug/2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - When you look at it from a distance, it is hard to tell what Santa Cruz del Yellout is, as the island looks like a colorful mass floating on the water. How is life on this island, Population in the world? The island of Santa Cruz del Islot is located in Colombia and is one of ten islands in the San Bernardo archipelago. Legend has it that fishermen from neighboring islands decided to stay on the island permanently after spending a night there, after realizing that the place was free of mosquitoes. The mosquito-free environment is believed to be the result of the absence of mangroves and beaches. But this unique island is not a traditional holiday haven, as there is no place for visitors to stay. Tourists often spend the night at the Punta Faro Hotel on Mukura Island and then visit the island for a few hours. This island will feel you have entered into a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, characterized by an innocent lifestyle, so the island is free of police. The island is inhabited only by locals, with homes being passed down through generations. In the island, which is the size of two football stadiums, the island's population is one thousand and 200 people, according to some estimates. But Yves Nal, who lived on the island for the rest of his life, says the population does not exceed 900. Nal, who appears to be the community leader and tour guide for the island, expresses his dismay at the media, which "always says the island is more crowded than it is." There are 115 houses on the island, overlapping each other. "There are no crimes here, we have no police and we do not need them," says Nal. But limited space is a concern for the islanders. "I do not know what the solution is and we can not continue to build up," Nal said. "We are happy," he said. "I wake up every day to the sound and the sea, and I do not want to live anywhere else." Visitors pay $ 1 on arrival and use the money for several things, including managing the island's daily needs, such as buying drinking water. "The population is proud to live here, it's more than just a community, it's a culture and a way of life, they do not want to be anywhere else," he said, .