Easter Island is in the Pacific Ocean. This island is famous all over the world due to the 887 extant monumental statues. These statues are called MOAI. These statues were created by the ancient people call the Rapanui. These statues are still a mystery for the science that what exactly the purpose of making these statues was. It is also determined by UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name “Easter Island” was given to this island by Jacob Roggeveen who was here on this island on Sunday 1722 at the event of Easter. However the current name of this island is Rapa Nui.
This island is a volcanic island. There are to big triangular shaped volcanoes here with names, Poike and Rano Kau. The history of this island has always been very controversial. It is also believed that this island was colonized in late 1200 CE.
- Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island of the world.
- People of this island call themselves Rapa Nui for unknown reasons.
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Usually there are rains all over the year but it is rainiest in the month of April. The island has the maximum temperature of 28 C in February and the minimum temperature is in July and August I-e 18 C. so it can be considered that this planet has a subtropical maritime type of climate. There are storms in the winter season so it is advised to visit this place in summers.
This island is some what close to Caldera, Chile. And it is almost 2075 km west to the Pitcairn Island. The island has a triangular shape and has the area of almost 164 sq km. See on map.