Suwarrow (also called Suvorov) is a low coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is about 1,300 km south of the equator and 825 km northwest of Rarotonga, from which it is administered.
It was uninhabitated when discovered by the Russian ship "Suvorov" on September 17, 1814. (The ship was named after Russian general Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov, who appears as "Suwarrow" in Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan.) It has been only intermittently inhabited since.
New Zealander Tom Neale lived alone on Suvorov for several years and described his experience in "Island to Myself" (1966).
Last updated: 05-17-2005 23:35:19