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 PITCAIRN ISLANDER POLITICAL
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Background: 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.
 
 
Common Name: Pitcairn Islands Local Official Name: Pitcairn Islands
Abbreviated Name: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands Official Name: Pitcairn Islands
Official Script Name: Pitcairn Islands Local Common Name: Pitcairn Islands
Former Name: Pitcairn Islands Territory of: UK
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: overseas territory of the UK
 
Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)
 
Constitution: 1838; reformed 1904 with additional reforms in 1940; fu
 
National Holiday: Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June
 
International Organization Participation: SPC
 
Administrative Divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: local island by-laws
 
Suffrage: 18 years of age years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by UK High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor (nonresident) of the Pitcairn Islands George FERGUSSON (since April 2006); Commissioner (nonresident) Leslie JAQUES (since September 2003) serves as liaison between the governor and the Island Council head of government: Governor George FERGUSSON (since April 2006); Mayor and Chairman of the Island Council Jay WARREN (since 15 December 2004) cabinet: NA elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor and commissioner appointed by the monarch; island mayor elected by popular vote for a three-year term; election last held December 2004 (next to be held December 2007) election results: Jay WARREN elected mayor and chairman of the Island Council Legislative Branch: unicameral Island Council (10 seats - 5 elected by popular vote, 1 nominated by the 5 elected members, 2 appointed by the governor including 1 seat for the Island Secretary, the Island Mayor, and a commissioner liaising between the governor and council; elected members serve one-year terms) elections: last held in 24 December 2005 (next to be held December 2006) election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - all independents Judicial Branch: Magistrate's Court; Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; Judicial Officers are appointed by the Governor
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Pitcairn Islands: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 47 sq km 
Region: South Pacific Oceania Land Area Land: 47 sq km
Capitol City: Adamstown Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 025 04 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 130 06 W Border Boundary Coastline: 51 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 347 m Location: Pawala Valley Ridge
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in Pitcairn Islands: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore
 
Geographical Terrain: rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs
 
Comparative Area of Pitcairn Islands: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Pitcairn Islands's Geography: 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
 

 PITCAIRN ISLANDER CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical, hot, humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)
 
Natural Hazards: typhoons (especially November to March)
 
 
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: The inhabitants of this tiny isolated economy exist on fishing, subsistence farming, handicrafts, and postage stamps. The fertile soil of the valleys produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus, sugarcane, watermelons, bananas, yams, and beans. Bartering is an important part of the economy. The major sources of revenue are the sale of postage stamps to collectors and the sale of handicrafts to passing ships. In October 2004, more than one-quarter of Pitcairn's small labor force was arrested, putting the economy in a bind, since their services were required as lighter crew to load or unload passing ships.
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: New Zealand dollar
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: NZD
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: New Zealand dollars per US dollar - 1.4203 (2005), 1.5087 (2004), 1.7221 (2003), 2.1622 (2002), 2.3788 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $746,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $1,028,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $3,465,000 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: honey; wide variety of fruits and vegetables; goats, chickens
 
Primary Industries: postage stamps, handicrafts, beekeeping, honey
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - fuel oil, machinery, building materials, flour, sugar, other foodstuffs
 
Import Partners: NA
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - fruits, vegetables, curios, stamps
 
Export Partners: NA
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 15
 
Labor Force by Occupations: note: no business community in the usual sense; some public works; subsistence farming and fishing
 
  
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 1 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 8 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .pn Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: PC Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 64 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: satellite phone services domestic: domestic communication via radio (CB) international: country code - 872; satellite earth station (Inmarsat)
 
  
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 0 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Adamstown
 
  
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER PEOPLE
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Population: 45 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: -1.01% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: PITCAIRN ISLANDER
 
Ethnic Groups: descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English (official), Pitcairnese (mixture of an 18th century English dialect and a Tahitian dialect)
 
 
Primary Religion: Seventh-Day Adventist
 
Other Religions: Seventh-Day Adventist 100%
 
  
 PITCAIRN ISLANDER MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the UK
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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