Easter Island

Chile

  • Easter Island is a Chilean territory 6,000 miles off the coast of Chile.
     

  • Hanga Roa is the capital city of Easter Island.
     

  • The official language of Easter Island is Rapa Nui.
     

  • Hanga Roa (and all of Easter Island) is considered part of the continent of South America.
     

  • As an island, there are no countries that border Easter Island.

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Keep reading to learn some "Fun Facts" about Easter Island. 

 

When you finish, there are games at the bottom of this page. 

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  1. Easter Island was originally called Rapa Nui.                                                              a

  2. It is loacted in the South Pacific Ocean.  The closest airport is in Santiago, Chile and the flight to Easter Island will take about 5 hours.                                                                                                                   

  3. The nearest island with people living on it is Pitcarin Island and it's 1,300 miles away.                                                    

  4. Jacob Roggeveen was the first person to visit Easter Island.  He arrived on Sunday, April 5, 1722. This day was Easter Sunday so he named the island Easter Island.                                                                                        

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Easter Island are:
    - Ahu Tongariki
    - Rano Raraku
    - Anakena
    - Rapa Nui National Park
    - Ahu Akivi
    - Ahi Tahai

     

  6. If you stop by the post office (there is only one), they will stamp your passport with a special Easter Island stamp.  It's a nice way to remember your trip.           
     

  7. The flag of Easter Island has two colors on it: red and white.
     

  8. Easter Island is known for having big statues, called Moai.  There are almost 900 of them on the island.  The average Moai is 13 feet tall, weighs 14 tons and is made from volcanic ash.                     
     

  9. Volcanic eruptions -  a very long time ago - created Easter Island. Currently it has 3 volcanoes that are dormant (sleeping).                                                                       

  10. The Moai were built to honor the important people on the island and to have them watch over the island.