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    Norfolk Island Geography - 2004

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      29 02 S, 167 57 E

      Map references:

      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

      32 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM

      subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation

      volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains

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

      Natural resources:

      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:

      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 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norfolk Island Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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