Pitcairn Islands: the country of the nine families.

With only 46 inhabitants (from nine families), the island is famous for being the least populated country in the world (although it is not a sovereign nation). The Pitcairn Islands make up one of the most isolated and inaccessible travel destinations in the world. Geographically located as a geological extension of the Tuamotu archipelago of French Polynesia, they are a small “landform” in the vast ocean, difficult to access and where trade is restricted, as well as lacking ports or airfields, thus all access to the place is done with boats from the ships anchored far from the coast. Sometimes some adventure cruise passengers disembark on the island if the weather permits, perhaps the only way to sightsee the place.

Of the five islands that make up the archipelago, only the so-called Pitcairn is inhabited. It is the only remaining British colony in the Pacific Ocean and is known for being the home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them. A very peculiar travel destination indeed…

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