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Pitcairn Islands Facts and Figures

Location a group of 4 islands about 5,000 miles east of Australia

general location of the Pitcairn Islands

Total Area 18 sq mi (47 sq km)
Highest Point Big Ridge; 1,138 ft (347 m)
Lowest Point Pacific Ocean; sea level
Natural Resources none

map of the Pitcairn Islands

Nationality Pitcairn Islander
Population (July 2016 est)
54
Ethnic Groups all islanders are descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives
Religions Seventh-Day Adventist
Languages English (official), Pitkern

Capital Adamstown
Present Constitution Adopted March 4, 2010
Form of Government overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Head of State Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a British High Commissioner based in New Zealand
Head of Government Mayor of Pitcairn

Currency New Zealand Dollar
Industries
postage stamps, handicrafts, beekeeping
Agricultural Products
honey; fruits and vegetables; goats, chickens; fish
Export Commodities
fruits, vegetables, curios, stamps
Import Commodities
fuel oil, machinery, building materials, flour, sugar, other foodstuffs

National Holiday Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, second Saturday in June
Flag
blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Pitcairn Islander coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the green, yellow, and blue of the shield represents the island rising from the ocean; the green field features a yellow anchor surmounted by a bible (both the anchor and the bible were items found on the HMS Bounty); sitting on the crest is a Pitcairn Island wheelbarrow from which springs a slip of miro (a local plant)

flag of Pitcairn Islands

OFFICIAL WEBSITES
The Government of the Pitcairn Islands www.government.pn/
Pitcairn Islands Study Center library.puc.edu/pitcairn/studycenter/index.shtml
Pitcairn Islands Tourism www.visitpitcairn.pn/

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