Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Pitcairn Islands

 

Discovered by the British in 1767 and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions, in 1838, Pitcairn became the first Pacific island to become a British colony. Today, the island remains one of the few British overseas territories. The island has a very small population of less than 50 people, although at its peak in 1937 there were 233 residents. Most have since migrated to New Zealand.

Sources: BBC, International Crisis Group, CIA World Factbook.

    Full Name:  Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
 
    Form of Government:  Overseas territory of the UK
 
   Year of Independence:  none
 
   Population:  48
 
   Capital:  Adamstown
 
   Largest City:  n/a
 
   Major Religion:  Seventh-Day Adventist (100%)
 
   Area:  47 sq km (29 sq miles)
 
   Major Languages:  English (official), Pitkern (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)
 
   Life Expectancy:  n/a
 
   Monetary Unit:  New Zealand dollar
 
   Main Exports:  fruits, vegetables, curios, stamps
 
   GDP - Per Capita (PPP):  n/a
 
   Internet Domain:  .pn
 
   International Dialing Code:  +872