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Geography

Palmerston Island, or Atoll, is located 500 km (310 miles) north west of Rarotonga.  Although it is included in most maps as part of the Southern Group, the people consider themselves part of the Northern Group due to their heritage from their mothers.

Palmerston Atoll is made up of six main motus (islets): Palmerston, North, Bird, Primrose, Toms and Cooks, although North and Bird Islet are made up of several smaller islets.  The atoll is 11 km across and 15 km from north to south. 

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