Least populous jurisdiction in the world

Least populous jurisdiction in the world

The least populous jurisdiction in the world

Nowadays in the world exists enormous amounts of various wonders, miracles and curiosities - from the well-known 7 world wonders to the traditions of different african tribes or countries situated inside other ones. Some curiosities are not so widespread, moreover some are nearly unknown. So are the Pitcairn Islands - the least populous jurisdiction in the world.

The Pitcairn Islands form a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. These islands, which are a British overseas territory, are spread over hundreds miles of oceans and have a total area of 47 km2. Nevertheless, only one of them - Pitcairn - is inhabited, though it is not the largest and measures about 3,2 km across.

According to the population census of 2010, total amount of the inhabitants is only 48 people. The majority of them are the descendants of the Bounty mutineers or Tahitians. As the islands are some kind of a British colony, the main language is English, though there exists a particular dialect - Pitkern. It is a creole language derived from 18th century English, which also includes elements of Tahitian language. Notwithstanding, the inhabitants are also taught standard English.

The one and only school in Pitcairn provides all local children between the ages of 5 and 16 with free and compulsory primary education. It is based on the New Zealand syllabus and keeps pace with curriculum changes there. The school building is supplied with all the necessary modern equipment, which includes video conference equipment, sound system, computers, television, photocopier and a range of woodwork tools. Moreover, the school library is kept well stocked.

In spite of its sizes, the island has a number of different places of interest. The threshold of Pitcairn is a steep road, which is called "Hill of difficulty", running from Bounty Bay to the Edge and rising award for 70 metros around the side of the cliff. The heart of the Pitcairn is...

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