Pitcairn Islands Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Pitcairn Islands?

Geography - note:

Britain's most isolated dependency; only the larger island of Pitcairn is inhabited but it has no port or natural harbor; supplies must be transported by rowed longboat from larger ships stationed offshore

Climate:

tropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

Pitcairn Islands Use of Natural Resources

Pitcairn Islands Environment

Climate:

tropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

Terrain:

rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

Natural Resources:

miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish

Natural Hazards:

typhoons (especially November to March)

Environmental Issues:

deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)

Pitcairn Islands Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 18 Square Miles
47 Square Kilometers
Land Area 18 Square Miles
47 Square Kilometers
Coastline 32 Miles
51 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 25 04 S, 130 06 W
Terrain rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
Highest Point 347 Meters
Highest Point Location Pawala Valley Ridge 347 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
Time Zone UTC-9 (4 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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