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Norfolk Island Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Norfolk Island Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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

Geographic coordinates:
29 02 S, 167 57 E

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 36 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 36 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 235

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

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
32 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive fishing zone country ranks ]

Climate:
subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain:
volcanic island with mostly rolling plains

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

Natural resources:
fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 25% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 25% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 11.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 63.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
population concentrated around the capital of Kingston

Natural hazards:
tropical cyclones (especially May to July)

Environment - current issues:
inadequate solid waste management; most freshwater obtained through rainwater catchment; preservation of unique ecosystem

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: 1) The information regarding Norfolk Island on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norfolk Island Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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