The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the sole British Overseas Territory. The islands are scattered across several hundred kilometres of ocean and have a combined land area of about 18 square miles. The nearest places are Mangareva to the west and Easter Island to the east. As of January 2020, there were 43 permanent inhabitants.
About Pitcairn Islands in brief
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the sole British Overseas Territory in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are scattered across several hundred kilometres of ocean and have a combined land area of about 18 square miles. The nearest places are Mangareva to the west and Easter Island to the east. As of January 2020, there were 43 permanent inhabitants. The PitcairN Islanders are a biracial ethnic group descended mostly from nine Bounty mutineers and a handful of Tahitian captives, an event that has been retold in many books and films. The island was named after midshipman Robertpitcairn, a fifteen-year-old crew member who was the first to sight the island. In 1790, nine of the mutineer from the Bounty, along with the native Tahitians who were with them, settled on Pitcairan Island and set fire to the Bounty. The inhabitants of the island were well aware of the Bounty’s location, which is still visible underwater in Bounty Bay, but the wreckage gained significant attention in 1957 when documented by National Geographic explorer Luis Marden. A second ship appeared in 1801, but made no attempt to see their house, but did not try to send a boat to seal it. The Royal Navy captain Francis Reynolds, also a captain in the Royal Navy, also named it Pandora, while searching for the Bounty Mutineers. He named it after it-Moreton, 3rd Baron Baron Ailen, who was also a British Navy captain in Ducie, and also a Baron of the Baroness of Pitkern.
A third ship appeared in 1795, but it did not approach the island since the first ship since the Bounty was seen did not make out the land and they could not make it out to land. In 1801 the islanders reported it was not the first time they had seen the island, but they did not send a ship to see it, but not sufficiently close to land to see if it could be seen from their house. The next time they saw the island was in 1802, when they made a third attempt, but this time the island could not be seen sufficiently near the shore to make out their house and they were not able to send out a boat. The last time they made it out, in 1803, they were able to see the island from a distance of about 1,000 kilometres away. The first inhabitants were Polynesians who lived on two of the islands, and on a third, Mangarevans, 540 kilometres to the northwest, for several centuries. Eventually, important natural resources were exhausted, inter-island trade broke down and a period of civil war began on MangareVA, causing the small human populations on Henderson and Pitcairon to be cut off and eventually become extinct. Pitcair n is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world. It was rediscovered in 1791 by captain Edwards aboard HMS Pandora and named after an asthmatic.