map of Pitcairn PITCAIRN

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Pitcairn Islands
country code ISO: PN //; - FIPS: PC
location: South Pacific Ocean
time zone: -8:30 UT
surface (land) area (of the total group): 47,3 = 18.3 sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 24° S / East/West: 129° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: subtropical oceanic
independent since: not yet
type of government: colonial territory within the British Commonwealth
capital: Adamstown
administrative division: none, or unknown
population according to the latest census (1991): 66
total population according to the estimate of midyear 1995: 54 / - ; 2000: 44
population density: 1 per = 2,6 per sq.mi
population growth: % //; - doubling time: not applicable, stable or declining population
birth rate: per 1000
death rate: per 1000
fertility rate: children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: 90% [if the only settlement is regarded a city] //; - urbanisation growth: 0%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 100%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: of British descent
languages: English
religious affiliation: unknown
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: % (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners:
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: fruit (oranges, pineapples), vegetables
livestock (1000s): asses: / buffaloes: / camels: / cattle: / goats: / horses: / mules: / pigs: / poultry: / sheep:
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: none, or unknown
mining products: none, or unknown
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: km //; - railways passenger/km:
navigable inland waterways: km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: nameless peaks - of 335, 299 and 280 m - on Pitcairn Island; details are not available at the compiler
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none, or unknown // canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown // caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: Ducie, Henderson, Oeno (all annexed in 1902) and Pitcairn
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
discovered 1767 by Philip Carteret; remained unhabited until 1790; occupied by 9 mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty >
with 12 women and 6 men from Tahiti; nothing was known of their existence until the island was visited again in 1808
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
In 1856 the population having become too large for the island's resources, the inhabitants were,
at their own request, removed to Norfolk Island; but 43 of them returned in the years 1859-1864

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There is only one settlement in this country, called Adamstown; source CA states a population of 53 inhabitants in 1993; no detailed historical data are available of this town.

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