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Pitcairn Islands; Sovereignty: United Kingdom

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Pitcairn Flag
Flag of Pitcairn

Background:
Pitcairn is a group of five islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, of which one is inhabited, it's the last remaining British colony in the Pacific.
It's supposed that Polynesians lived on Pitcairn, but when Spanish explorers in the 15th century discovered the island it was uninhabited.
In 1790 Pitcairn was settled by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Nearly 50 years later it became the first British Pacific island colony in 1838.


related countries: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
other Polynesian islands: American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu
 
Official Name:
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
short form: Pitcairn Islands

ISO Country Code: pn

Time:
Local Time = UTC -8h
Actual Time: Fri-May-29  02:09

Country Calling Code: +870

Capital City: Adamstown

Government:
Overseas territory of the UK
Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
Constitution: 1838; reformed 1904 with additional reforms in 1940; further refined by the Local Government Ordinance of 1964.

Geography:
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of French Polynesia.
Area: total 47 sq. km.
Terrain: Rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs.

Climate: Tropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; dry season (May to October), rainy season (November to March)

People:
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Pitcairn Islander(s) Population: 46 (July 2004 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Religions: Seventh-Day Adventist 100%
Languages: English (official), Pitcairnese (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)

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

Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)

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Official Sites of Pitcairn

Pitcairn Island Government
The Official Pitcairn Island Government Website; up-to-date official information about visiting or residing on Pitcairn Island.


UK Government
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The British Government department responsible for overseas relations and foreign affairs.
UK Embassies Overseas
Address list of UK Embassies Abroad.


Map
Map of Pitcairn
Map of the islands by Southpacific.org.
Google Earth Google Earth Pitcairn
Searchable map and satellite view of Pitcairn.

Map of Polynesia
Map of the countries in Polynesia, the island states in the eastern part of Oceania.
profile Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands
Reference map of Australia/Oceania.
 
 
Pitcairn News
The Pitcairn Miscellany
Pitcairn island news.
Pitcairn related Mass Media News Articles.
 

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Arts & Culture

Pitcairn Island museum
The museum displays a number of artefacts and items such as the stone tools, which were made by Polynesians, as well as Bounty relics (salvaged from the wreck).
 

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Business & Economy

Pitcairn Island Honey
With all the natural sweetness of tropical fruits and flowers. Pitcairn has one of the most disease free bee populations of anywhere in the world.
Pitcairn Island Philatelic Bureau
Pitcairn Island stamps.
.pn Internet Domain Names
Register your .pn domain name in Pitcairn Island.
Pitcairn Island Virtual Shopping Mall
Order Pitcairn Island Carvings, Art, and Gift Items.
 
 
 
Country Guides
Pitcairn Island Website
The home of the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers.
Travel to Pitcairn, South Pacific islands.
Veteran travel writer David Stanley about Pitcairn.
 
 
 

Education

Pitcairn Islands Study Center
Pitcairn Islands Study Center contains the world's largest collection of materials relating to the Mutiny on the Bounty.
 
 
 

Environment & Nature

The Henderson Island Website
Information on this unihabitated raised reef island with an almost entirely undisturbed vegetation, the largest island in the Pitcairn Island group and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 
 

History

The Island of Pitcairn
Site about the Island of Pitcairn, information on the Bounty Mutiny, and Pitcairn's history.
Pitcairn's History
A short description of Pitcairn Islands' intriguing history.
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Information on Pitcairn


Open Directory Project: Pitcairn Island

Wikipedia: Pitcairn Island

The World Factbook -- Pitcairn Island
 

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Other Polynesian Islands
American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu
 
 
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