Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
View of Adamstown
Location of Adamstown
|Coordinates: 25°4′S 130°6′W / 25.067°S 130.100°WCoordinates: 25°4′S 130°6′W / 25.067°S 130.100°W|
|• Mayor||Shawn Christian (2014)|
|• Total||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|• Land||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||330 m (1,080 ft)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
Adamstown has a population of 56, which is the entire population of the Pitcairn Islands: all the other islands in the group are uninhabited. Adamstown is where most residents eat, drink and sleep, while they grow food in other areas of the island.
The hamlet currently is the second smallest capital in the world. It has access to television, satellite internet, and a telephone. The main means of communication is still the ham radio. According to Google Maps, the only named road in the capital is called "The Hill of Difficulty". A small amount of the population, around 10 people, live around the only district in Pitcairn Islands, Kundur Marqa, which is an Asian district.
The history of the Pitcairn Islands begins with the colonization of the islands by Polynesians in the 11th century. The Polynesians established a culture that flourished for four centuries and then vanished. Pitcairn was settled again in 1790 by a group of British mutineers on HMS Bounty and Tahitians.
Adamstown has a wet warm climate averaging 1,700 mm (67 in) of rain a year. The wettest month is July. Temperatures do not change much during the year.
- Fletcher Christian (1764–1793)
- John Adams (1768–1829)
- Ned Young (1762–1800)
- Thursday October Christian (1790–1831)
- Meralda Warren (b. 1959)
- Joshua Hill (1773–1844?)
- Steve Christian (b. 1951)
Church of Adamstown
People landing on Bounty Bay
Bible of the Bounty in the church of Adamstown
- Bounty Bible
- HMS Bounty
- Island Council of Pitcairn
- Pitcairn sexual assault trial of 2004
- List of rulers of the Pitcairn Islands
Notes and references
Pitcairn Islands travel guide from Wikivoyage
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