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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 34 square kilometres with 1,828 citizens.

Interactive map of Norfolk Island

The topography includes . The average density of population is approximately 53 per km². The notable climate conditions in Norfolk Island can be described as . Possible natural disasters include .

To reach someone in Norfolk Island dial +672 prior to a number. There are 0 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. 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

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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

SummaryContinent: Oceania
Capital: Kingston
Size34 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 13 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
CurrencyName Dollar, Currency Code:AUD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).nf
Telephone Country Prefix+672
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections0

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 nameValueWorld Rank
Area36 (sq km)235

People and Society

Value nameValueWorld Rank
Population2,196 232
Population growth rate0.01 (%)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 nameValueWorld Rank
Labor force978 230


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Internet hosts128 205


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Airports1 228
Roadways80 (km)216

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

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