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    Pitcairn Islands Geography 1998

      Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand

      Geographic coordinates 25 04 S, 130 06 W

      Map references Oceania

      total: 47 sq km
      land: 47 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 51 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate tropical, hot, humid, modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

      Terrain rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Pawala Valley Ridge 347 m

      Natural resources miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
      note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore

      Land use
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards typhoons (especially November to March)

      Environment - current issues deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Pitcairn Islands on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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