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    Norfolk Island Geography - 2003

      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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 34.6 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 32 km

      Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 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% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Norfolk Island on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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