Pitcairn Islands

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Pitcairn Islands
capital:Adamstown
geographic coordinates:25 04 S, 130 05 W
time difference: UTC - 9
daylight saving time:NO

Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today.


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