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    Pitcairn Islands Geography - 1989

      Total area: 47 km2
      land area: 47 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 51 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm

      Climate: tropical, hot, humid, modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

      Terrain: rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

      Natural resources: miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish

      Land use: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other

      Environment: subject to typhoons (especially November to March)

      Note: located in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between Peru and New Zealand

      NOTE: The information regarding Pitcairn Islands on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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