Easter Island

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The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island isolated in the Pacific Ocean — once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own [world], we won't be able to get help.

Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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- Getting there

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) (Rapa Nui)
Head of State: President of Chile: Michelle Bachelet (from 11 Mar 2014); represented by Intendenta (provincial governor) Carmen Cardinali Paoa (from 13 Aug 2010)
Head of government: Mayor Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa (since Dec 2012)
Area: 180 square km
Population: 5,806 (2012, census)
Capital: Hanga Roa (only inhabited township)
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Chilean peso (CH$) = 100 centavos
Exchange rate: CH$689.04 per US$ (Sept 2015)
Visitor numbers: 40,000 (annually)*
* estimated figure


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