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Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
27°07.607'S, 109°22.122'W Chart icon.png
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Easter Island
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Capital Hanga Roa
Language Spanish, Rapa Nui
Currency Chilean Peso
Time zone CLT (UTC−6) , DST: CLST (UTC−5)
Calling code +56

Easter Island (known locally as Rapa Nui) or Isla de Pascua is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. It is the south easternmost island of Polynesia, in the South Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is famous for its statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people.

In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park


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Hanga Roa

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Anchorage icon Hanga Roa [[Easter Island#Hanga Roa|Hanga Roa]] 27°08.766'S, 109°26.091'W
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Pano Anakena Beach, Easter Island

In brief, the prehistory of Easter Island is one of supreme accomplishment, flourishing and civilization, followed by environmental devastation and decline. Although it is not agreed when people first arrived on Easter Island (with estimates ranging from 300 to 1200 CE), consensus seems to be that the first peoples arrived from Polynesia. Rather than being inhabited by mistake or chance, evidence has suggested that Easter Island was colonized deliberately by large boats with many settlers—a remarkable feat given the distance of Easter Island from any other land in the Pacific Ocean (4,231 km to Tahiti).

Places to Visit

  • See the large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 AD (rectified radio-carbon dates). A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues have torsos, most of them ending at the top of the thighs; a small number are complete figures that kneel on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs. Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils. The most famous are: Rano Kau and Rano Raraku
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling is popular near the islets Motu Nui and Motu Iti (well known for "the bird man culture") which are located about 1 km south of the island. There are three shops where it is possible to rent the equipment and from there get on a guided tour to the islets: Atariki Rapa Nui, Orca and Mike Rapu Diving


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