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Norfolk Island Facts




Where is Norfolk Island?
Norfolk Island is an island located in the South Pacific Ocean, along the east of the Australian mainland. It lies between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
What is the capital of Norfolk Island?
Kingston is the capital of Norfolk Island. It is the second-oldest town in Australia and is known for its great cultural heritage and historical significance. The city serves as the administrative center of the island nation as all the vice-regal, legislative, administrative and judicial offices are located here.

What is the largest city in Norfolk Island?
Burnt Pine is the largest town in Norfolk Island and is considered to be the main commercial hub of the island.

How big is Norfolk Island?

Norfolk Island is a very small island covering just 13.3 square miles. As estimated in 2009, the island has a population of 2,141. The terrain of the island is very suitable for agriculture.

Who are the political leaders of Norfolk Island?
Norfolk Island of the Australian South Pacific Territory is a self-governing territory. The head of the state is the Queen who is represented by the Governor-general of Australia.

Head of State - Queen Elizabeth II
Administrator - Owen Walsh
Chief Minister - David Buffett

What is the official currency used in Norfolk Island?
The Australian dollar denoted by the ISO 4217 code AUD is the official currency of Norfolk Island. It is also the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia and other territories of the continent. Normally abbreviated with the dollar sign ($), the Australian dollar is sub-divided into 100 cents.

What is the official language of Norfolk Island?
The island recognizes two official languages: English and Norfulk. Norfulk is a Creole language and a blend of 1700s English and Tahitian.

What is the official religion of Norfolk Island?
Christianity is the dominant religion in Norfolk Island. Majority of the population adheres to Protestantism. There are also a few followers of the Methodist church, Seventh-day Adventist, and Roman Catholicism.

What is the economy of Norfolk Island like?

The economy of Norfolk Island is basically driven by tourism. Lack of irrigated land makes agricultural activities impossible. Also there are no railways, waterways, and harbors on the island which makes export/import a problem.

When is the national day of Norfolk Island celebrated?
The national day of Norfolk Island is celebrated on June 8 every year. It is known as Bounty Day and is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on the island in 1856.



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