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Easter Island Facts

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Locator Map of Easter Island

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  • Name: Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
    (Isla de Pascua in Spanish)
  • Dependency Status: A special territory of the country of Chile, annexed in 1888
  • Capital City: Hanga Roa (3,402) (2010 est.)
  • Population: 4,888 (2010 est.)
  • Currency: Chilean Peso (conversion rates)

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    Five Thousand Chilean Pesos
  • Ethnicity: Rapanui (60%), European or mestizo (39%), Amerindian (1%)
  • GDP total: See Chile
  • GDP per capita: See Chile
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish, Rapa Nui
  • Name: On April 5, 1722 (Easter Sunday) Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen arrived, named it Easter Island
  • Name: In 1770, Spanish navigator Felipe Gonzalez y Haedo claimed Easter Island for Spain, and renamed it San Carlos. Both names are used today
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (95%), others
  • Symbols

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