Comparing United States to Pitcairn Islands

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SEE A 99.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Pitcairn Islands  PITCAIRN ISLANDS (51km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Pitcairn Islands has a total of 51 km.
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At a Glance: Pitcairn Islands

  • Land Area: ~47 sq km (United States is ~209,078 times bigger than Pitcairn Islands)
  • Population: ~48 people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Pitcairn Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Pitcairn Islands (47 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 47 sq km. Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).