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Norfolk Island Country Guide

Explore Norfolk Island in Oceania

Norfolk Island with the capital city Kingston is located in Oceania. It covers some 36 square kilometres with 1,828 citizens.

Interactive map of Norfolk Island

The average density of population is approximately 53 per km².

To reach someone in Norfolk Island dial +672 prior to a number. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900 Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".nf". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 220V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Norfolk Island

Three vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centered in the slightly wider white band; green stands for the rich vegetation on the island, and the pine tree - endemic to the island - is a symbol of Norfolk Island
note: somewhat reminiscent of the flag of Canada with its use of only two colors and depiction of a prominent local floral symbol in the central white band.

Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.

National administrative regions of Norfolk Island

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Oceania
Capital: Kingston
Size 35 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 13 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
Population 1,828
Currency Name: Dollar, Currency Code: AUD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .nf
Telephone Country Prefix +672
Mobile Phone Connections 0
Landline Phone Connections 0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value name Value World Rank
Area 36 (sq km) 235

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 2,196 232
Population growth rate 0.01 (%) 192
Birth rate -9.00 (births/1,000 population) 230
Death rate -9.00 (deaths/1,000 population) 231
Net migration rate -999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 228


Value name Value World Rank
Labor force 978 230


Value name Value World Rank
Internet hosts 128 205


Value name Value World Rank
Airports 1 228
Roadways 80 (km) 216

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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