Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile is a Polynesian island located west of continental Chile. The island was formed around three inactive volcanoes named Terevaka, Poike and Rano Kau. The Island was annexed by Chile in 1888. The climate is considered subtropical with winter coming in July and August and the hottest month being February. The inhabitants are considered primitive in their culture. The population as of 2002 was 3,791 inhabitants.


 

Easter Island is world famous for the Moai, 887 statue monuments carved out of very distinct volcanic rock. The primary points of interest on the island revolve around the vast archeological structures, caves and artwork.