Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adamstown

Adamstaun ( Pitkern)
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; -130.100
Latitude and Longitude:

25°4′S 130°6′W / 25.067°S 130.100°W / -25.067; -130.100
Country Pitcairn Islands
Sovereign StateUnited Kingdom
Island Pitcairn
Government
 • TypeNo local government. Administered by government of the Pitcairn Islands
 •  Mayor of the Pitcairn Islands Charlene Warren-Peu
Area
 • Total4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
 • Land4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total50
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Climate Af

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

Overview

Adamstown has a population of 50, 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. [2]

Adamstown is the second smallest capital in the world by population. It has access to television, satellite internet, and a telephone; however, the main means of communication remains the ham radio. The "Hill of Difficulty" connects the island's jetty to the town.

History

The history of the Pitcairn Islands begins with the settlement 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 is named for the last surviving mutineer, John Adams.

Geography

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

Adamstown has a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen climate classification system. The hamlet features a wet, warm climate averaging 1,700 mm (67 in) of rain a year. The wettest month is July and temperatures do not vary significantly throughout the year.

Climate data for Adamstown
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
32.4
(90.3)
33.3
(91.9)
30.7
(87.3)
29.1
(84.4)
31.3
(88.3)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
25.7
(78.3)
27.2
(81.0)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
33.3
(91.9)
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
26
(79)
25
(77)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27.4
(81.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.0
(77.0)
25.5
(77.9)
25.0
(77.0)
23.5
(74.3)
22.5
(72.5)
21.0
(69.8)
20.0
(68.0)
20.0
(68.0)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
22.5
(72.5)
24.0
(75.2)
22.5
(72.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
18
(64)
18
(64)
18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
21
(70)
19.7
(67.5)
Record low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
18
(64)
17
(63)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
15
(59)
15
(59)
17
(63)
18
(64)
14
(57)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 120
(4.7)
140
(5.5)
120
(4.7)
155
(6.1)
130
(5.1)
155
(6.1)
150
(5.9)
125
(4.9)
140
(5.5)
135
(5.3)
120
(4.7)
165
(6.5)
1,655
(65)
Average rainy days 14 13 13 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 14 14 150
Source: [3]

Personalities

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Area of the island of Pitcairn
  2. ^ www.lareau.org/pitc.html Archived July 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Climate - Pitcairn Islands". Retrieved 22 September 2018.

External links