Norfolk Island Background Information

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.

Norfolk Island Quickstats

  • Population: 2,114 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 34.6 sq km
  • Density: 53.2 /km² (191st)
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  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Dial code: +6723

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