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    Norfolk Island Geography - 2002

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

      Geographic coordinates 29 02 S, 167 57 E

      Map references Oceania

      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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norfolk Island Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norfolk Island Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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