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Pitcairn Islands Geography

Pitcairn Islands    Geography Top of Page
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand
Geographic coordinates: 25 04 S, 130 06 W
Map references: Oceania
Area: total:  47 sq km

land:  47 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 51 km
Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone:  200 NM

territorial sea:  3 NM
Climate: tropical, hot, humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)
Terrain: rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Pacific Ocean 0 m

highest point:  Pawala Valley 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: arable land:  NA%

permanent crops:  NA%

permanent pastures:  NA%

forests and woodland:  NA%

other:  NA%
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: typhoons (especially November to March)
Environment - current issues: deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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