Geography of Norfolk Island

Location:Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Geographic coordinates:29 02 S, 167 57 E
Map references:Oceania
Area:total: 34.6 sq km
land: 34.6 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries:0 km
Coastline:32 km
Maritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climate:subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain:volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Bates 319 m
Natural resources:fish
Land use:arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2005)
Irrigated land:NA
Natural hazards:typhoons (especially May to July)
Environment - current issues:NA
Geography - note:most of the 32 km coastline consists of almost inaccessible cliffs, but the land slopes down to the sea in one small southern area on Sydney Bay, where the capital of Kingston is situated

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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