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Norfolk Island (territory of Australia) Geography

    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: NA%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: 25%
    forests and woodland: NA%
    other: 75% (1993 est.)

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: typhoons (especially May to July)

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

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