Atlas of the Pitcairn Islands

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Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands
Pitkern Ailen

English Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands

The Pitcairn Islands, officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four islands in the southern Pacific Ocean in between of ► French Polynesia and ► Easter Island. The islands are a British overseas territory (formerly British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific.

Pitkern Pitkern Ailen

Ai Pitkern Ailen esa ailen i t'pacific ocean.

Short name Pitcairn Islands
Official name Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Status ► British overseas territory, British since 1838
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Adamstown
Population 56 inhabitants
Area 5 km²
Major language(s) English, Pitkern
Major religion(s) Adventism
More information Pitcairn Islands, Geography of the Pitcairn Islands, History of the Pitcairn Islands and Politics of the Pitcairn Islands
More images Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands (Category).

General maps

Map of Pitcairn Islands, larger detaljs
Map of Pitcairn Islands
Map of Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Island in the Pacific Ocean

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Pitcairn Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Pitcairn Islands. The island of Pitcairn is dicovered in 1767 by Carteret. He names the islands after one of his crew. Pitcairn is colonized in 1790 by the mutineers of the Bounty. In 1838 Pitcairn becomes a British colony. Between 1898 and 1970 the colony is under the jurisdiction of the governors of Fiji.

Satellite maps

Satellite map

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