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Pitcairn Islands Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Pitcairn Islands Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand

Geographic coordinates:
25 04 S, 130 06 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 47 sq km
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land: 47 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 235

Area - comparative:
about three-tenths the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
51 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

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

Terrain:
rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Palwala Valley Point on Big Ridge 347 m

Natural resources:
miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 74.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 25.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
less than 50 inhabitants on Pitcairn Island, most reside near the village of Adamstown

Natural hazards:
occasional tropical cyclones (especially November to March), but generally only heavy tropical storms; landslides

Environment - current issues:
deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)

Geography - note:
Britain's most isolated dependency; only the larger island of Pitcairn is inhabited but it has no port or natural harbor; supplies must be transported by rowed longboat from larger ships stationed offshore

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Pitcairn Islands on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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