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Easter Island

  • Also Known As: Rapa Nui

  • Type: Island
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Easter Island is the eastern point of the Polynesian Triangle, 3700 km from mainland Chile and 4250 km northeast of Tahiti. It is home to Rapa Nui National Park which is famous for its large statues. - AsNotedIn


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Rapa Nui National Park

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1722/04/05 Dutch West India Company Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen, of the Dutch West India Company, lands on Easter Island, Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722
1774/03/13 George Vancouver Midshipman James Cook sails the RESOLUTION to Easter Island Second Voyage of James Cook
1774/03/13 James Cook Captain James Cook sails the RESOLUTION to Easter Island Second Voyage of James Cook

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Physiographic Data
Highest Point: Terevaka: 511 m
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean: 0 m
Area: 165 sq km
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Physiographic feature Island

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Particulars for Easter Island:
Historic Use Natural Feature
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature




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