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World's smallest democratic country
Pitcairn is a small country in Pacific ocean between Australia and South America. Its total population is 50 and the country is run by a constitutional government. Pitcairn is a group of 4 islands which formed due to a volcano eruption in Pacific ocean. People stay in only one of the islands. The total area of the country is just 42 Sq. Km.
The number of families in the country are just 9 and the total number of people living would not exceed even 50. The government is run by a Governor and a Mayor. Constitution is prepared to make the people live comfortably.
How did it get the name ? In 1767, when a Britain ship was travelling in through the ocean, a 15 years old kid named Pitcairn had shouted that he found an island. The island is named after him.
A school is run with just 2 kids and 1 teacher. The only way to reach there is using ship. It has got no beach though it is completely surrounded by water.
It has 2 TV channels. No radios.
Total length of roads 6.4 Km.
It gets the cargo from NewZealand thrice an year.
Only one store for buying goods that runs for 3 hours in a week.
Tourists have to stay in the natives house only. No hotels.
It has only one internet connection for the whole country.