Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands Overview

Pitcairn Island is a small, isolated island in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies just south of the Tropic of Capricorn and about 5,000 miles east of Australia. Pitcairn is famous as the home of the mutineers of the British naval ship Bounty.

Pitcairn covers only about 2 square miles. The island rises sharply from the sea to an elevation of about 820 feet (250 meters). The interior is rugged.

CLIMATE

The climate of the Pitcairn Island is generally mild. Average temperatures range from 75 °F (24 °C) in February to 66 °F (19 °C) in August. Rainfall averages 80 inches yearly.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Adamstown
POPULATION: 48
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: New Zealand Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: PN
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +872
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -8