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Country name conventional long form: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
conventional short form: Pitcairn Islands
Gevernment typeNA
Capital name: Adamstown
geographic coordinates: 25 04 S, 130 05 W
time difference: UTC-9 (4 hours behind Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionblue 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 coat of arms is yellow, green, and light blue with a shield featuring a yellow anchor
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Internet country code.pn
Ports and terminalsAdamstown (on Bounty Bay)
Agriculture productshoney; wide variety of fruits and vegetables; goats, chickens
Industriespostage stamps, handicrafts, beekeeping, honey
Geography
LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
Coordinates25 04 S, 130 06 W
ContinentOceania
Area total: 47 sq km
land: 47 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline51 km
Climatetropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)
Terrainrugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
Natural resourcesmiro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore
Natural hazardstyphoons (especially November to March)
People
Population45 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsdescendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives
ReligionsSeventh-Day Adventist 100%
LanguagesEnglish (official), Pitcairnese (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)

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