Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Geography of the Pitcairn Islands


Related Topics

In the News (Fri 24 May 19)

  
  Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern: Pitkern Ailen), officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four islands, of which only Pitcairn Island — the second largest — is inhabited, in the southern Pacific Ocean, the only remaining British colony in the Pacific.
The islands are best known for being the home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films.
With only about fifty inhabitants (from nine families), Pitcairn is also famed for being the least populated country in the world (although it is not a sovereign nation).
www.pitcairnisland.org   (151 words)

  
  Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands form the southeasternmost extension of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia, and consist of five islands: Pitcairn Island, Sandy Island, Oeno Island, Henderson Island and Ducie Island.
The island's perimeter is 26.4 km; of this, 16.5 km is encircled by a fringing reef.
Ducie Island is an uninhabited island and atoll of the south Pacific Ocean, annexed to the Pitcairn Islands colony in 1902.
www.britlink.org /pitcairn.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of five islands which one is inhabited in the southern Pacific Ocean the only remaining British colony in the Pacific.
Since a population peak of 233 in 1937 the island is suffering from emigration to New Zealand leaving a current population of approximately
Pitcairn and Henderson are volcanic and Ducie is a coral atoll.
www.freeglossary.com /Pitcairn   (1212 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Island itself was discovered on July 3 1767 by the crew of the British sloop HMS Swallow, commanded by Captain Philip Carteret (though according to some it had perhaps been visited by Quiros in 1606).
The Pitcairn Islands form the southeasternmost extension of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia, and consist of four islands: Pitcairn Island, Oeno Island (atoll with 5 islets), Henderson Island and Ducie Island (atoll with 4 islets).
Henderson Island, covering about 67% of the territory's total land area, and supporting a rich variety of animals in its nearly inaccessible interior, is also capable of supporting a small human population, but it is hard to get there and back, its outer shores being comprised of uniformly steep limestone cliffs of sharp coral.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Pitcairn_Islands   (1923 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands
Background: Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific.
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.
www.paulnoll.com /Locations/visiting-Pitcairn-Islands.html   (346 words)

  
 Welcome to Pitcairn Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pitcairn Island, which is located in the South Pacific about 2170 km from Tahiti, is one of the most isolated places on earth.
Pitcairn island is home to approximately 50 people who are descended from six 18th century English seamen and their Tahitian wives or consorts.
Pitcairn visitors must obtain arrange to stay with native families, and written permission from the government is required to visit the island.
members.aol.com /ldsebastia/pitcairn   (1608 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
Emigration – first to Norfolk Island and mostly to New Zealand in the last century – and a nearly-prohibitive approach to immigration have thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50.
Furthermore, the island was rocked in 2004 by accusations of chronic and ubiquitous sexual abuse of the community's young female members (including pre-adolescent girls), and the subsequent investigation of much of the adult male population (including several who were no longer living there), six of whom were sentenced to terms in prison.
The recent trials of several Pitcairn men (including the former mayor and much of the island's workforce) on sexual abuse charges have been very difficult for the close-knit island community, with everyone being a friend or family of at least one of the victims, the suspects, and/or the convicted.
wikitravel.org /en/Pitcairn_Islands   (2599 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Pitcairn Island, in the South Pacific about midway between Australia and South America, consists of the island of Pitcairn and the three uninhabited islands of Henderson, Duicie, and Oeno.
In addition to English, the residents of Pitcairn speak a dialect that is a mixture of Tahitian and 18th-century English.
The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants - The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants April 28 marks the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108118.html   (317 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Study Center
Being the smallest protectorate of the United Kingdom, Pitcairn buys most of its off-island needs from New Zealand, almost nothing being purchased from the U.S. Most of the islanders have their own gardens for vegetables and fruits, and catch fish to add protein to their diet, so a relatively small amount of foodstuffs are imported..
The high-water mark of exports the statistics say went to Pitcairn in the 10-year period studied was in 2002 when $6,082,742 worth of goods were said to have been sent from various U.S. states to the island.
Then uninhabited Pitcairn Island was settled in 1790 by sailors and their Polynesian consorts.
library.puc.edu /pitcairn/news/releases/news51--4-05-06.shtml   (693 words)

  
 Heragi (Pitcairn)
Pitcairn Island, about three hundred and fifty miles south-east of Mangareva, is a volcanic island three miles long by two wide.
The island was rediscovered in 1767 by Phillip Carteret, commander of the British sloop Swallow.
Tinirau, a chief of the island, married Hina.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /rapanui/heragi.html   (1579 words)

  
 Geography Quizzes For Australia - Fun Map Games
People of New Zealand are called by the nickname Kiwis after the native flightless bird of the island.
The mutineers of the HMS Bounty settled on Pitcairn Island, isolated far into the Pacific.
The mysterious Easter Island is often included in Oceania.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Oceania_Geography.htm   (426 words)

  
 Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Pitcairn is a group of five islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, of which one is inhabited, it's the last remaining British colony in the Pacific.
In 1790 Pitcairn was settled by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Pitcairn has one of the most disease free bee populations of anywhere in the world.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pitcairn.htm   (507 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern : Pitkern Ailen), officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.
The main article on politics and government of the Pitcairn Islands is Politics of the Pitcairn Islands.
Pitcairn Islands • Saint Helena (Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha) • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands • Turks and Caicos Islands
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcairn_Islands   (2205 words)

  
 Geography Of Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If you would like to use this flag of Pitcairn Islands or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this map of Pitcairn Islands or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this information for Pitcairn Islands or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/pitcairn_islands_country_geography.shtml   (293 words)

  
 Geography of the Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The only inhabited island, Pitcairn, has an area of 5 km² and a population density of 10/km²; it is only accessible by boat through Bounty Bay.
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand, one of the most remote sites of human habitation on Earth.
These worldwide map services show very little detail of the islands, and are even of limited use to show the location of them with respect to each other and to other islands, because they are so small and far apart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_Pitcairn_Islands   (347 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands (Directory/Oceania/Pitcairn Islands) - Worldwidirectory.com
The Pitcairn Islands Administration is now offering Pitcairn flags for sale in two different sizes: 1800x900mm 900x450mm The flags are ready to fly with toggle and cord etc.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center contains the world's largest collection of materials relating to the...
Pitcairn Island is the only inhabited island of the four islands and atolls...
www.worldwidirectory.com /Oceania/Pitcairn.Islands   (435 words)

  
 Resources for Pitcairn Island (Compiled by EscapeArtist.com, Inc.)
Sailing The Philippine Islands ~ The Pearl Of The Orient ~ by Junfil Olarte - In my profession in the aviation industry I have had several occasions to travel to foreign lands.
By the year 2003, I was able to have an opportunity to work and live in Singapore; it is one of the cleanest countries in the world; and a model of economic stability and public policy.
Web Design, explores the history of Norfolk Island from its formation millions of years ago to its beauty today, and outlines the struggles of its indigenous population - fighting against a bloodless genocide.
www.escapeartist.com /pitcairn/pitcairn.htm   (2002 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands, Map and Flag
Photo of a race horse that we used to own, on a trainers farm in the hills of South West Gippsland.
Island Court (island magistrate presides over the court and is elected every three years)
The inhabitants of this tiny isolated economy exist on fishing, subsistence farming, handicrafts, and postage stamps.
www.greatestcities.com /Oceania/Pitcairn_Islands.html   (732 words)

  
 Maps of Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maps of Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
This map of Pitcairn Islands is intended for representational purposes and no claim to technical accuracy is made.
Click on the link above to read the terms for use of this Pitcairn map on your web page.
www.geographic.org /maps/new2/pitcairn_islands_maps.html   (91 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Facts and Information Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Party Leaders: NA International Disputes: NA Illicit Drugs: NA Location of Pitcairn Islands: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
Comparative Area of Pitcairn Islands: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC Pitcairn Islands's Geography: 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
Click Here for detailed information about the weather conditions in Pitcairn Islands.
www.phrasebase.com /english/countries/pitcairn_islands.html   (690 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Pitcairn Islands. 203 facts and figures, stats and information on Pitcairn Islander ...
203 facts and figures, stats and information on Pitcairn Islander economy, crime, people, government, health and education.
Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today.
www.nationmaster.com /country/pc-pitcairn-islands   (117 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Geography 2004 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Pitcairn Islands Geography 2004 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
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
www.immigration-usa.com /wfb2004/pitcairn_islands/pitcairn_islands_geography.html   (162 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Oceania Regional
- The largest of the Pitcairn Islands, now a wildlife sanctuary, and scientific research outpost.
Contains general information, history, geography, maps, and photographs.
- A meeting place for those who are interested in the Pitcairn Islands and the HMS Bounty.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Oceania/Pitcairn_Islands   (151 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands: Oceania at Canadian Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The largest of the Pitcairn Islands, now a wildlife sanctuary, and scientific research outpost.
List of stamps from the Pitcairn Islands, starting with those from the reign of King George VI.
A meeting place for those who are interested in the Pitcairn Islands and the HMS Bounty.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Regional/Oceania/Pitcairn_Islands   (349 words)

  
 World Facts and Figures - Pitcairn Islands
Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to about 50 today.
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand
cabinet: NA elections: the monarch is hereditary; high commissioner and commissioner appointed by the monarch; island magistrate elected every three years in December by popular vote for a three-year term; last election held NA December 1999 (next to be held NA December 2002)
www.worldfactsandfigures.com /countries/special/pitcairn_islands.php   (652 words)

  
 Geography Of Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands Information - Country Guides
Geography Of Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands Information - Country Guides
We have several free online translators that you can refer to.
Pitcairn Flag Map Of Pitcairn Islands Pitkern language
www.translation-services-usa.com /country_guides/pitcairn_islands_country_geography.shtml   (269 words)

  
 The Pitcairn Islands Factbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For more information on various countries select from the links to the right, or use the search box.
cabinet: NA elections: the monarchy is hereditary; high commissioner and commissioner appointed by the monarch; island mayor elected by popular vote for a three-year term; election last held December 2004 (next to be held December 2007)
In October 2004, more than one-quarter of Pitcairn's labor force was arrested, putting the economy in a bind, since their services were required as lighter crew to load or unload passing ships.
www.geography-site.co.uk /pages/countries/atlas/pitcairn.html   (828 words)

  
 Geography of the Cook Islands
Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south
the northern Cook Islands are seven low-lying, sparsely populated, coral atolls; the southern Cook Islands consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles where most of the populace lives
infotut.com /geography/Cook-Islands/Geography   (100 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands: from the All Country Info reference guide to country facts
Pitcairn Islands: from the All Country Info reference guide to country facts
Highly career-focused education, designed to accelerate the careers of working professionals.
Pitcairn Islands: A summary of information about Pitcairn Islands, from government research data as well as independent research and other sources.
www.allcountryinfo.org /pitcairn_islands/pitcairn_islands.shtml   (44 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.