Pray for the Marquesas IslandsThe Marquesas Islands are a group of 15 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.Pray for the Marquesas Islands by SeekHim
They are located 852 miles northeast of Tahiti and 3,000 miles away from the
west coast of Mexico.
They are part of French Polynesia and an overseas collectivity of France.
They are divided into two groups:
Nuku Hiva (Location of the capital)
The capital is Taiohae on the island of Nuku Hiva.
The population is 9,264.
The Marquesas are among the largest island groups of French Polynesia.
They were named by Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña in 1595.
He named them after his patron, García Hurtado de Mendoza, the 5th Marquis of Cañete.
In contrast with the rest of Polynesia the Marquesas are remarkably dry.
In the Gilligan's Island episode "X Marks the Spot" the Professor gives coordinates
for the castaway
Pray for Easter IslandEaster Island is a Polynesian island and Chilean territory inPray for Easter Island by SeekHim
the southeastern Pacific Ocean.
It is located 2,182 miles west of Chile and 1,289 east of Pitcarin Island.
The population is about 5800.
Hanga Roa is the capital.
The name 'Easter Island' was given by the island's first European visitor,
Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered it on an Easter Sunday in 1722.
The island's official Spanish name, is Isla de Pascua (Easter Island).
The current Polynesian name of the island is Rapa Nui (Big Rapa)
Easter Island is famous for its 887 monolithic statues, the Maoi,
which were built by the Rapa Nui people.
Easter Island is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands.
Easter Island is at the south easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle.
60% Polynesian (Rapa Nui)
39% Chileans of European descent
1% Native Ameridian from Chile
The Polynesian Rapa Nui settled on the island between 300-1200 A.D.
They created a thriving culture and built th
Pray for the Chagos IslandsThe Chagos Archipelago is a group of over 60 islands in the Indian Ocean.Pray for the Chagos Islands by SeekHim
They are located about 310 miles south of Maldives.
The main islands are Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos, Salomon Islands and the Egmont Islands.
Diego Garcia is the largest island and the only one inhabited.
The islands are part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Sovereignty about the islands is disputed between the UK and Mauritius
The population is about 3000
1,700 military personnel from the UK and U.S.
1,500 civilian contractors from the UK, U.S. Mauritius and the Philippines)
Chagos comes from the Portuguese word Chagas (wounds) and refer to the wounds
of the crucifixion of Jesus
The Chagos contain the world's largest coral atoll (The Great Chagos Bank).
The Chagos has one of the healthiest reef systems in the world.
The Chagos were home to the Chagossians for over a century until the U.K. evicted
them in the early 1970s and allowed the U.S. to build a military base on Diego Garcia