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Pitcairn Islands: Geography#

LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
Geographic Coordinates25 04 S, 130 06 W -25.066668,-130.1
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline51 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Big Ridge 347 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainrugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
Natural Hazardstyphoons (especially November to March)
Natural Resourcemiro trees (used for handicrafts), fish note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot and humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteBritain'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