Norfolk Island
in Australia and New Zealand
Oceania

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Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - AUD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: I)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz
ISO 2-Letter code:
NF
Internet top level domain:
.nf
Country phone prefix:
+672
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island with its capital Kingston is located in Oceania (Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean). It covers some 37 square kilometers (about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC) with 1,748 citizens. English is the official language used in Norfolk Island. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, an Australian territory. It is 1600 km (1000 mi.) east of Sydney and Brisbane and 1000 km (620 mi.) northwest of Auckland.

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Popular Destinations in Norfolk Island

Administrative regions of Norfolk Island

About the country

The topography is volcanic island with mostly rolling plains. The average density of population is about 49 per km². The climate in Norfolk Island can be described as subtropical with mild, little seasonal temperature variation. Potential natural disasters are tropical cyclones (especially May to July).

To reach someone Norfolk Island dial +672 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".nf". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: I). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is AUD.

Three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band; green stands for the rich vegetation on the island, and the pine tree - endemic to the island - is a symbol of Norfolk Island.

Flag of Norfolk Island

Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 230) 36sq km
Land (World Rank: 228) 36sq km
Forest (World Rank: 71) 25.00%
Comparative about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
32
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 204) 319m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 147) 25.00%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 71) 25.00%
Map reference
Oceania
Environment
Issues
  • - deficient electrical network
  • - freshwater obtained through rainwater catchment
  • - inadequate solid waste management
Hazzards tropical cyclones (especially May to July)
Location
Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Climate
subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain
volcanic island with mostly rolling plains

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 229) 1,748
Growthrate (World Rank: 189) 0.01%

Economy

Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 226) 978
Products
Industries
  • - light industry
  • - ready mixed concrete
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - cattle
  • - cereals
  • - fruit
  • - Kentia palm seed
  • - Norfolk Island pine seed
  • - poultry
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - Kentia palm
  • - postage stamps
  • - seeds of the Norfolk Island pine
  • - small quantities of avocados
Imports NA

Communication

Internet
Users (World Rank: 223) 765
Population (World Rank: 147) 34.60%
Phone
Assessment 0

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 222) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 216) 80.00
Paved length (World Rank: 178) 53.00
Unpaved length (World Rank: 153) 27.00

Nation

National symbol
Norfolk Island pine
Adjective
Norfolk Islander(s)
Noun
Norfolk Islander(s)
Background
Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Flag description
three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band; green stands for the rich vegetation on the island, and the pine tree - endemic to the island - is a symbol of Norfolk Island

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