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Pitcairn Country Guide

Explore Pitcairn in Oceania

Pitcairn with the capital city Adamstown is located in Oceania . It covers some 47 square kilometres with 46 citizens.

Interactive map of Pitcairn

The terrain features . The average density of population is approximately 1 per km². The notable climate conditions in Pitcairn can be described as . Potential natural disasters are .

To reach someone in Pitcairn dial prior to a number. There are 0 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. 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

Pitcairn Flag Icon

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

SummaryContinent: Oceania
Capital: Adamstown
Size47 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 18 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
CurrencyName Dollar, Currency Code:NZD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).pn
Telephone Country Prefix
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections0

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 nameValueWorld Rank
Area47 (sq km)234

People and Society

Value nameValueWorld Rank
Population48 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 nameValueWorld Rank
Labor force15 233


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Internet hosts26 218

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

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