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Pitcairn Country Guide

Explore Pitcairn in Oceania

Pitcairn with the capital city Adamstown is located in Oceania. It covers some 48 square kilometres with 46 citizens.

Interactive map of Pitcairn

The average density of population is approximately 1 per km².

To reach someone in Pitcairn dial prior to a number. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of n, a Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".pn". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 220V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Pitcairn

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).

Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today.

National administrative regions of Pitcairn

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Oceania
Capital: Adamstown
Size 47 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 18 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
Population 46
Currency Name: Dollar, Currency Code: NZD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .pn
Mobile Phone Connections 0
Landline Phone Connections 0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value name Value World Rank
Area 47 (sq km) 234

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 48 239
Birth rate -9.00 (births/1,000 population) 228
Death rate -9.00 (deaths/1,000 population) 229
Net migration rate -999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 226


Value name Value World Rank
Labor force 15 233


Value name Value World Rank
Internet hosts 26 218

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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