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Dec 22, 2010

EASTER ISLANDS (triangle Polynesia, Chile): world heritage sites and one of the most isolated populated islands in history

Easter Island is one island in the world's most remote inhabited. It is 3600 km (2237 miles) west continental Chile and 2075 km (1290 miles) east of Pitcairn. Today, is a Chilean-governed island, and is a world heritage site with many islands that are protected by the Rapa Nui National Park.

First settled by a small party Polynesia, Easter Island is one of the youngest inhabited regions on Earth, and for most of its history it was inhabited the most remote regions on Earth. Its Rapanui population has experienced famine, epidemics, civil war, slave raids and colonialism, have seen their population crash in more than one occasion, and created a cultural heritage that has brought them fame of all proportion to their numbers.


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