Easter Island: Political System
Easter Island is part of Chile and a region of Chile that is a republic and a
The island belongs to the fifth region of Chile with Valparaiso as its capital.
The island's governor has been a local since 1984. The chamber with six members
is elected every four years, from which a chairman is elected.
The islanders have Chilean citizenship.
The indigenous people are striving for the Easter Island to become an
independent region, but no taxes are currently paid on the Easter Island and the
Chilean state is transferring a lot of money to the small archipelago, which
could change with independence and self-government. Independence would therefore
be dearly paid under certain circumstances.
According to Digopaul.com,
the official name of the archipelago is:
The national anthem of a country is usually a piece of music underlaid with a
text that is intended to express the state or national feeling of a country. It
is usually played on special festive occasions, such as state visits, special
holidays or to honor politicians, business leaders, etc. The introduction of the
national anthems goes back to the end of the 18th and early 19th centuries those
of Chile, "Paro, Chile".
|Ha cesado la lucha sangrienta;
Ya es hermano el que ayer invasor;
De tres siglos lavamos la afrenta
Combatiendo en el vambo de honor. El que ayer doblegábase esclavo
Libre al fin y triunfante se ve;
Libertad es la herencia del bravo,
La Victoria se humilla a sus pies.Alza, Chile, sin mancha la frente;
Conquistaste tu nombre en la lid;
Siempre noble, constante y valiente
Te Finderaron los hijos del Cid. Que tus libres tranquilos coronen
A las artes, la industria y la paz,
Y de triunfos cantares entonen
Que amedrenten al déspota audaz.
Vuestros nombres, valientes soldados,
Que habéis sido de Chile el sostén,
Nuestros pechos los Ilevan grabados;
Los sabrán nuestros hijos tambien. Sean ellos el grito de muerte
Que lancemos marchando a lidiar,
Y sonano en la boca del fuerte
Hugan siempre al tirano remblar.
Si pretende el cañón extranjero
Nuestros pueblos osado invadir;
Desnudemos al punto el acero
Y sepamos vencer o morir. Con su sangre el altivo araucano
Nos legó por herencia el valor;
Y no tiembla la espanda en la mano
Defendiendo de Chile el honor.
Puro, Chile, es tu cielo azulado,
Puras brisas te cruzan también,
y tu campo de flores bordado
Es la copia feliz del Edén. Majestuosa es la blanca montaña
Que te dio por baluarte el Señor,
Y ese mar que tranquilo te baña
Te Promete futuro esplendor.
Esas galas, oh, Patria !, esas flores
Que tapizan tu suelo feraz,
No las pisen jamás invasores;
Con tu sombra las cubra la paz. Nuestros pechos serán tu baluarte,
Con tu nombre sabremos vencer,
O tu noble, glorioso estandarte,
Nos verá combatiendo caer.
Dulce Patria, recibe los votos
Con que Chile en tus aras juró
Que o la tumba serás des los libres
O el asilo contra la Opresión.
Based on flag descriptions by
Countryaah.com, the national flag of Easter Island is that of Chile.
Easter Island: Famous People
Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002), a Norwegian anthropologist. With
his expedition on the Kon-Tiki raft in 1947, he tried to prove that the
Polynesians came from Latin America and conquered the island with such rafts. In
1956 he also carried out excavations at the Rano Raraku quarry and found that
some statues were intended to remain near the quarry.
Easter Island: animals
The larger mammals are limited to domestic animals such as horses, pigs, cattle,
and sheep. There are also two European rat species.
Lizards are the main reptiles on the island. There are no poisonous snakes or
other poisonous or dangerous animals on Easter Island. Neither do non-poisonous
snakes live here
The nesting seabirds include frigate birds, shearwater species, as well as
gannets, black terns and common terns.
The bristle curlew from the snipe family also overwinters on Easter Island,
among other places. However, there are only a few of these animals here. They
grow to about 17 inches tall, with the males being slightly smaller. Males can
also be recognized by their narrower, darker and more downward-curved beak. The
bristle-like shaft extensions of the leg springs gave it its name. These birds
can live up to 25 years and are real flight artists. To get to their winter
quarters, they fly thousands of kilometers without a break. They are mainly
found on streams, meadows, beaches and swamps. In addition to insects and
spiders, their diet also includes snails and land crabs.
The Cypraea englerti is an endemic species of cowrie shell that is only found
off Easter Island and on the uninhabited island of Sala y Gomez.
There are no disease-carrying mosquitoes, which are widespread in South America,
on the island.
Deep sea fish dominate the marine fauna. One often has the opportunity to
observe sperm whales. Of course, there are numerous species of sharks, dolphins
and tuna - to name just a few.
Easter Island: plants
The original vegetation on Easter Island is barely left. There is evidence
that palm forests once ruled the island. However, these fell victim to numerous
The toromiro tree, a type of mimosa, has now become extinct. It was of great
ritual importance for the indigenous people. Its wood was used to make cult
Parts of the island have been afforested with eucalyptus since the beginning of
the 20th century. This tree is used not only for logging, but also for draining
The Totora reed is one of the few examples of original vegetation on Easter
Island. It grows in colonies on the Rano-Raraku crater lakes. The reeds are 2-3
m high and represent an extremely important habitat for fish and birds. The
indigenous people used it to build houses. It is also native from the United
States to Argentina and Chile, and Hawaii and the Cook Islands.
Mainly potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes and taro are grown. The latter is an
integral part of the local diet. This bulbous plant belongs to the arum family
and forms perennial, up to 2 m high bushes with upright growth. Their
heart-shaped leaves are dark green with a fine white coating and often have a
diameter of 60 cm. The tuberous, thickened roots are mainly used, and are
prepared like potatoes. Young taro leaves are also used as vegetables.
Sugar cane and tropical fruits such as bananas are also among the island's
The eucalyptus tree is also known under the names fever tree and blue gum
tree. It belongs to the myrtle family, grows very quickly and reaches a size of
up to 6 m. Typical of the tree with the reddish to light brown bark are the
older, drooping, leather-like leaves up to 20 cm long. Both the dried leaves and
the essential oil are used as remedies. It promotes expectoration, relaxes
cramps and, when applied locally, promotes blood circulation. Therefore, the
eucalyptus is used externally as an oil for colds of the respiratory tract and
for rheumatic complaints.
Rarely do symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occur during treatment
with eucalyptus leaves. Internal use of larger amounts of the essential oil can
lead to inflammation in the gastrointestinal area and in the biliary
tract. Severe liver disease can also occur. Externally, the oil should not be
used on the face of young children and infants.
Other and introduced plants
Large areas of grass are the main vegetation on Easter Island. Guava bushes are
mainly found in the southwest of the island.
Although the coconut palm was not originally found on the island, you can
still admire a palm grove of this type of palm near Anakena.
The eucalyptus tree originally comes from South Australia and Tasmania, but is
planted in numerous subtropical countries.