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Norfolk Island Geography Profile 2002

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Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

Geographic coordinates

29 02 S, 167 57 E

Map references



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


32 km

Maritime claims

exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 12 NM


subtropical, mild, little seasonal temperature variation


volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains

Elevation extremes

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Bates 319 m

Natural resources


Land use

arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (1998 est.)

Irrigated land

NA sq km

Natural hazards

typhoons (especially May to July)

Environment - current issues



All, APLAA, Oceania/Australasia

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

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007

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