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About Hanga Roa



Hanga Roa is the main town, harbour and capital of the Chilean province of Easter Island

The island's main avenue, Avenida Atamu Tekena (formerly Avenida Policarpo Toro), is the heart of the town. Many stores, hotels, restaurants, and the island's only supermarket and pharmacy are found alongside this road. In 1998, the road was renamed after nineteenth century Rapanui hero Atamu Te Kena; it had previously been named after Captain Policarpo Toro, the Chilean Naval officer who annexed Easter Island to Chile in 1888. The island's museum and also the Roman Catholic church, are located in the center of town. With the advent of the internet and the expansion of communication services by the Chilean government, many internet cafes and even several automated teller machines (ATM) have appeared in recent years.

Hanga Roa has a multi-use stadium, Estadio de Hanga Roa, which is the home ground of the Easter Island football team