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Outline of the Pitcairn Islands

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Outline of the Pitcairn Islands

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Pitcairn Islands:

The Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, commonly known as the Pitcairn Islands or just Pitcairn, are a group of four volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean.[1] The islands are a British overseas territory (formerly a British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific. Only Pitcairn Island, the second largest island, is inhabited.

The islands are best known for being the home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. This story is still apparent in the surnames of many of the islanders. With only 48 inhabitants (from nine families), Pitcairn is also notable for being the least populated jurisdiction in the world (although it is not a sovereign nation). The United Nations Committee on Decolonisation includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.[2]

General reference

Map of the Pitcairn Islands

Geography of the Pitcairn Islands

Environment of the Pitcairn Islands

Natural geographic features of the Pitcairn Islands

Regions of the Pitcairn Islands

Ecoregions of the Pitcairn Islands

Administrative divisions of the Pitcairn Islands

Provinces of the Pitcairn Islands
Districts of the Pitcairn Islands
Municipalities of the Pitcairn Islands

Demography of the Pitcairn Islands

Government and politics of the Pitcairn Islands

Main article: Government of the Pitcairn Islands and Politics of the Pitcairn Islands

Branches of the government of the Pitcairn Islands

Executive branch of the government of the Pitcairn Islands

Legislative branch of the government of the Pitcairn Islands

Judicial branch of the government of the Pitcairn Islands

Foreign relations of the Pitcairn Islands

International organization membership

The government of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Pitcairn Islands

Military of the Pitcairn Islands

Local government in the Pitcairn Islands

History of the Pitcairn Islands

Main article: Current events of the Pitcairn Islands

Culture of the Pitcairn Islands

Art in the Pitcairn Islands

Sports in the Pitcairn Islands

Economy and infrastructure of the Pitcairn Islands

Education in the Pitcairn Islands

Infrastructure of the Pitcairn Islands

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories

External links

  • Several articles by the first discoverers of the mutineers whereabouts.
  • Pitcairn Island Register
  • Pitcairn Islands travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Lonely Planet WorldGuide profile
  • "Trouble in Paradise"
  • Bloody history of empire's last outpost BBC News examines the settlement's history, including the 2004 sex-abuse trial.
  • ccTLD registry
  • Editorial story of travel writer Dea Birkett's time on Pitcairn Island
  • News accounts of Pitcairn sexual abuse trial: (ABC) (New Zealand Herald)
  • Official Website of the Pitcairn Government
    • Google Listing of .PN sites
  • Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau
  • Pitcairn Philatelic Bureau & Stamps at NZ Post
  • Pitcairn Islands Study Center
  • Pitcairn Islands Study Group
  • Pitcairn Island Website
    • Who's Who on Pitcairn - Names, ages, and photos of residents
  • - Pitcairn news by Chris Double
  • Uklun Tul Un Dem Tul - Pitcairn monthly news by Julie Christian
  • - Pitcairn news by Mike Warren
  • Archaeological project on Pitcairn Island
  • Travel IntelligenceSimon Winchester on Pitcairn, in
  • Living interminably on the periphery by Alkan Chaglar
  • Island Evolution: Pitcairn Island from NASA Earth Observatory
  • The general info about the Island from The CIA World Factbook
  • Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn Islands at Britlink.
  • from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • [1] - Article by Jared Diamond on the Polynesian inhabitants of Pitcairn and what happened to them.
  • Article on the Pitcairn Islands
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