Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
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Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island, or Isla de Pascua) is a volcanic high island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, being among of the most remote of the inhabited islands known, possessed as a special territory of Chile since 1888, lying some 3512 km (2182 mi) from mainland Chile. It is perhaps most well-known for the Moʻai, a collection of nearly one thousand megalithic statues of deified ancestors that were erected across the island by the Rapa Nui peoples between 1250 and 1500.