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Country name conventional long form: Territory of Norfolk Island
conventional short form: Norfolk Island
Gevernment typeNA
Capital name: Kingston
geographic coordinates: 29 03 S, 167 58 E
time difference: UTC+11.5 (16.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionthree vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Internet country code.nf
Ports and terminalsnone; loading jetties at Kingston and Cascade
Agriculture productsNorfolk Island pine seed, Kentia palm seed, cereals, vegetables, fruit; cattle, poultry
Industriestourism, light industry, ready mixed concrete
Geography
LocationOceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Coordinates29 02 S, 167 57 E
ContinentOceania
Area total: 34.6 sq km
land: 34.6 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline32 km
Climatesubtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
Terrainvolcanic formation with mostly rolling plains
Natural resourcesfish
Natural hazardstyphoons (especially May to July)
People
Population1,828 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsdescendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian
ReligionsAnglican 34.9%, Roman Catholic 11.7%, Uniting Church in Australia 11.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 2.8%, Australian Christian 2.4%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, other 2.7%, unspecified 15.3%, none 18.1% (2001 census)
LanguagesEnglish (official), Norfolk a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian

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