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Norfolk Island Geography

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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

land:  34.6 sq km

water:  0 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:  3 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%

permanent pastures:  25%

forests and woodland:  0%

other:  75% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: typhoons (especially May to July)
Environment - current issues: NA


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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