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Pitcairn Islands; Sovereignty: United Kingdom
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Pitcairn is a group of five islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, of which one is inhabited, it is the last remaining British colony in the Pacific.
It is 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
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
short form: Pitcairn Islands
ISO Country Code: pn
Local Time = UTC -8h
Actual Time: Sat-Apr-10 22:46
Country Calling Code: +870
Capital City: Adamstown
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.
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)
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 PitcairnPitcairn Island Government
The Official Pitcairn Island Government Website; up-to-date official information about visiting or residing on Pitcairn Island.
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 of Pitcairn
Map of the islands by Southpacific.org.
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.
Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands
Reference map of Australia/Oceania.
The Pitcairn Miscellany
Pitcairn island news.
Pitcairn related Mass Media News Articles
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Arts & Culture
Pitcairn Island museum (Wikipedia)
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).
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 Products
Pitcairn's online shop.
Pitcairn Island Website
Official Pitcairn Islands Tourism Web Site, home of the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers.
Travel to Pitcairn, South Pacific islands.
Veteran travel writer David Stanley about Pitcairn.
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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
Henderson Island is an unihabitated raised reef island, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Henderson Island - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Henderson Island is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence.
Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection.
But trash from every continent except Antarctica washes up its shores. The reef island turned-junkyard for years.
Henderson Island: 38M Pieces of Trash Washed Ashore From Pacific Ocean
Nbcnews article about the "Most Densely Polluted Place on Earth".
Alarming photos of the uninhabited island that's home to 37 million pieces of trash
Businessinsider article about the Henderson Island trash.
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.
A short description of Pitcairn Islands' intriguing history.
Additional Information on Pitcairn
Wikipedia: Pitcairn Island
The World Factbook -- Pitcairn Island
Other Polynesian Islands
American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu
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