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Pitcairn Islands Geography 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Pitcairn Islands Geography 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 7, 2014

Location:
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand

Geographic coordinates:
25 04 S, 130 06 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 47 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 234
land: 47 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative:
about three tenths the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km
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Coastline:
51 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

Climate:
tropical; hot and 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
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Big 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: 0%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

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)

Geography - note:
Britain's most isolated dependency; only the larger island of Pitcairn is inhabited but it has no port or natural harbor; supplies must be transported by rowed longboat from larger ships stationed offshore


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Pitcairn Islands on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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