Easter Island is an island off of the Chilean Coast. Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua, is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Population: 5,761 (2012)Area: 63.17 sq miles (163.6 km²)


  • Known in the native language as Rapa Nui ("Big Rapa) or Isla de Pascua in Spanish, Easter Island is an island in the south Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile.
  • The island is approximately triangular in shape with an area of 163.6 kilometers (63 sq. miles) and a population of 3,791 (2002 census), 3,304 of which live in the capital of Hanga Roa.
  • Easter Island is made up of three volcanoes known as Poike, Rano Kau, and Terevaka.