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San Juan Bautista/Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands,
British Overseas Territory.
Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands, WHS
24° 22′ 42″ S, 128° 19′ 30″ W
A lot of plastic rubbish there.
Henderson Island (Pitcairn Islands) – 24°21′S 128°19′W
24°22’27.76″ S 128°19’37.60″ W
Henderson Island / Pitcairn Island Group / Pacific / WHS
An uninhabited island got the world’s highest density of trash
Henderson Island, one of The Pitcairn Islands, South Pacific
Henderson Island of the Pitcairn Islands
Henderson Island (Pitcairn Islands)
The island itself is too small and steep for agriculture and has no fresh water. The raised coral platform has 15 m coastal cliffs (mostly undercut) with three beaches on the northern side. It has a maximum elevation of 33 m.
The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. Pitcairn, the only inhabited island, is a small volcanic outcrop situated in the South Pacific at latitude 25.04 south and longitude 130.06 west. It is roughly 2170km (1350 miles) east south-east of Tahiti and just over 6600km (4100 miles) from Panama. The Islands’ administrative headquarters are situated in Auckland New Zealand, 5310km (3300 miles) away.
Henderson Island is an uninhabited uplifted coral island in the south Pacific Ocean, annexed to the Pitcairn Islands colony in 1902. Measuring 10.4 km long and 5.6 km wide, Henderson Island has an area of 37.3 km2 and is located 193 km northeast of Pitcairn Island at. Henderson Island was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1988 because of its bird life and untouched phosphate reserves.
With a population of only around fifty, the people of Pitcairn are descended from the mutineers of HMAV Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn Island is approximately 3.2km (2 miles) long and 1.6km (1 mile) wide with the capital Adamstown located above Bounty Bay and accessed by the aptly named road, “The Hill of Difficulty”.
Henderson Island (Pitcairn Islands), Unesco site, one of the world’s last two raised coral atolls whose ecosystems remain relatively unaffected by human contact.
Henderson Island (uninhabited), Pitcairn Islands group, Pacific Ocean.
Henderson Island, South Pacific Ocean
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