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Norfolk Island Geography Profile 2018

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LocationOceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Geographic coordinates29 02 S, 167 57 E
Map referencesOceania
Areatotal: 36 sq km
land: 36 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline32 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climatesubtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
Terrainvolcanic island with mostly rolling plains
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Bates 319 m
Natural resourcesfish
Land useagricultural land: 25%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 25%
forest: 11.5%
other: 63.5% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2012)
Population distributionpopulation concentrated around the capital of Kingston
Natural hazardstropical cyclones (especially May to July)
Environment - current issuesinadequate solid waste management; freshwater obtained through rainwater catchment; deficient electrical network
Geography - notemost 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
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018