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Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands Government - 2024


GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES  Spanish Simplified Chinese French German Russian Hindi Arabic Portuguese

Country name

conventional long form: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands

conventional short form: Heard Island and McDonald Islands

abbreviation: HIMI

etymology: named after American Captain John HEARD, who sighted the island on 25 November 1853, and American Captain William McDONALD, who discovered the islands on 4 January 1854

Dependency status

territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Australian Antarctic Division)

Legal system

the laws of Australia apply where applicable

Diplomatic representation in the US

none (territory of Australia)

Diplomatic representation from the US

embassy: none (territory of Australia)

Flag description

the flag of Australia is used

National heritage

total World Heritage Sites: 1 (natural); note - excerpted from the Australia entry

selected World Heritage Site locales:

NOTE: The information regarding Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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