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    Islas de Pitcairn Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 25 04 S, 130 06 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 47 sq km
      land: 47 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 51 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Clima: tropical, hot, humid; modified by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to March)

      Terreno: rugged volcanic formation; rocky coastline with cliffs

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Pawala Valley Ridge 347 m

      Recursos Naturales: miro trees (used for handicrafts), fish
      note: manganese, iron, copper, gold, silver, and zinc have been discovered offshore

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: typhoons (especially November to March)

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation (only a small portion of the original forest remains because of burning and clearing for settlement)

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