Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Adamstown, Pitcairn Island)
Jump to: navigation, search
Adamstown
View of Adamstown
View of Adamstown
Location of Adamstown
Location of Adamstown
Coordinates: 25°4′S 130°6′W / 25.067°S 130.100°W / -25.067; -130.100Coordinates: 25°4′S 130°6′W / 25.067°S 130.100°W / -25.067; -130.100
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Territory Pitcairn
Island Pitcairn
Government
 • Mayor Shawn Christian (2014)
Area[1]
 • Total 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
 • Land 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 48
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)

Adamstown is the only settlement on, and as such, the capital of, the Pitcairn Islands.

Overview[edit]

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 and sleep, while they grow food in other areas of the island.[2]

The hamlet currently holds the record for being the 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".

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

The settlement is located on the central-north side of the island of Pitcairn, facing the Pacific Ocean and close to the Bounty Bay, the only seaport of the island.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Adamstown, Pitcairn Island
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 82
(28)
82
(28)
82
(28)
79
(26)
77
(25)
73
(23)
72
(22)
72
(22)
73
(23)
75
(24)
79
(26)
81
(27)
77.3
(25.2)
Average low °F (°C) 72
(22)
73
(23)
72
(22)
70
(21)
68
(20)
66
(19)
64
(18)
64
(18)
64
(18)
64
(18)
66
(19)
70
(21)
67.8
(19.9)
Rainfall inches (mm) 3.60
(91.4)
4.50
(114.3)
3.30
(83.8)
8.20
(208.3)
7.00
(177.8)
5.10
(129.5)
10.70
(271.8)
7.30
(185.4)
2.70
(68.6)
4.20
(106.7)
2.70
(68.6)
7.60
(193)
66.9
(1,699.2)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.01 inch) 7 10 7 10 8 10 13 8 5 6 5 8 97
Source: climatemps.com [3]

Personalities[edit]

Photogallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Area of the island of Pitcairn
  2. ^ www.lareau.org/pitc.html
  3. ^ "Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands". climatemps.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]