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PITCAIRN ISLANDS
 
   
   
 

Pitcairn Islands Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
~ conventional short form: Pitcairn Islands
 
Area: 47 sq km
Coastline: 51 km
Highest point: Pawala Valley Ridge 347 m
Population: 46
Density: 0.98
Population growth rate: -0.01%
Official Language: English
Religions: Seventh-Day Adventist 100%
Government type: overseas territory of the UK
Capital: Adamstown
Currency (code): New Zealand dollar (NZD)
ISO CODE Alpha2: PN
ISO CODE Alpha3: PCN
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 612
Internet country code: .pn
Time Zone: - 8.0 H

 
 
 
 

Pitcairn Islands is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth and let’s you rediscover what’s been lost in this modern world. From kaleidoscopic coral reefs filled with colourful fish to overwhelming scenery fringed by azure seas, whatever your pleasure you’ll find Pitcairn Islands’ laidback lifestyle completely infectious. Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, this Polynesian destination is a conglomeration of group of four islands. The groups are made of Pitcairn Island, Sandy Island, Oeno Island, Henderson Island and Ducie Island. While Pitcairn is a volcanic island, and Ducie and Oeno are spread over coral atolls, the Sandy Island resembles a sandbar. Moreover, Pitcairn Islands signifies the south eastern tail end of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus under French Polynesia. Though it possesses a rich variety of endemic wild life, it supports a staggering human population of only fifty people, thus becoming the least populated country in the world.
Indigenous Polynesians were the original inhabitants of the Pitcairn Islands. Later it was colonised in 1790 by mutineers from the Bounty and Tahitian women. The island became a British colony in 1838 and today Pitcairn Islands is designated as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

 



 

 

 
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