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Pitcairn Islands Geography Profile 2017

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LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
Geographic coordinates25 04 S, 130 06 W
Map referencesOceania
Areatotal: 47 sq km
land: 47 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout three-tenths the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline51 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climatetropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)
Terrainrugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Big Ridge 347 m
Natural resourcesmiro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore
Land useagricultural land: 0%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 74.5%
other: 25.5% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2012)
Natural hazardstyphoons (especially November to March)
Environment - current issuesdeforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)
Geography - noteBritain'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

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017