Current area. The Chilean National Frontiers and State Limits, Ministry of Foreign Afairs, specifies the area for Rapa Nui as 170.85 square kilometers; (rounded to 171 sq. km.) or 65.96 square miles (66 sq.mi.). This has not always been the case. The literary size of the island has had an inconsistent history.
Henry, Lehman L. (Bud)
"The Area of Rapa Nui,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol8/iss3/4