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   Pitcairn Islands

Introduction:
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. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today.


Official name: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Capital: name: Adamstown
geographic coordinates: 25 04 S, 130 05 W
time difference: UTC-9 (4 hours behind Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: NA
Population: 48 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official), Pitcairnese (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)
Official Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

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Currency code: NZD
Area: total: 47 sq km
land: 47 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: tropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)


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