Chatham Islands

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Chatham Islands
Native name: Rēkohu
Chatham Islands from space ISS005-E-15265.jpg
The twa lairgest islands: Chatham an Pitt Island, tae the sootheast
Location Soothern Paceefic Ocean
Coordinates 44°02′S 176°26′W / 44.033°S 176.433°W / -44.033; -176.433Coordinates: 44°02′S 176°26′W / 44.033°S 176.433°W / -44.033; -176.433
Airchipelagae Chatham Islands
Tot islands 10
Major islands Chatham Island, Pitt Island
Aurie 966 km2 (373 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Heichest point Maungatere Hill
Lairgest settlement Waitangi
Population 600 (2013 census)
Additional information
Time zone
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The Chatham Islands (Moriori: Rēkohu, Māori: Wharekauri) form an airchipelago in the Paceefic Ocean aboot 680 kilometres (423 mi) sootheast o mainland New Zealand.