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    Pitcairn Islands Geography 1997

      Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the wayfrom 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

      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 becauseof 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 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pitcairn Islands Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitcairn Islands Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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