Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pitcairn Islands - Adamstown

Pitcairn Islands
Adamstown from Palva Valley Ridge with Ship Landing Point prominent in the far centre.

Sent and arranged by my friend in Auckland, New Zealand.

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

Adamstown has a population of 48, 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.
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". (Source)

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