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    Pitcairn Islands Geography 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      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)

      NOTE: The information regarding Pitcairn Islands on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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