Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about three tenths the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 47 sq km 2011 4th out of 4
Area > Land > Per capita 979.17 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 3rd out of 224
Area > Total 47 sq km 2013 232nd out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 213th out of 246
Climate tropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March) 2013
Coastline 51 km 2014 179th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Big Ridge 347 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 25 04 S, 130 06 W 2013
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 234th out of 246
Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand 2013
Natural hazards typhoons (especially November to March) 2011
Natural resources miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish 2013
Terrain rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008



Pitcairn Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 7 Land use 3

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