Norfolk Island



Official Country Name
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island Overview
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.

Norfolk Island Economy
Tourism, the primary economic activity, has steadily increased over the years and has brought a level of prosperity unusual among inhabitants of the Pacific islands. The agricultural sector has become self-sufficient in the production of beef, poultry, and eggs.

Norfolk Island Location
Norfolk Island is located in Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

Region
Norfolk Island is located in Oceania

Norfolk Island Population
Norfolk Island has population of 1,828 (July 2006 est.)

Norfolk Island Climate
Norfolk Island has subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation

Norfolk Island Terrain
volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains

Norfolk Island Natural Resources
fish

Ethnic Groups in Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island has the following ethnic groups - descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian

Norfolk Island Religions
Anglican 34.9%, Roman Catholic 11.7%, Uniting Church in Australia 11.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 2.8%, Australian Christian 2.4%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, other 2.7%, unspecified 15.2%, none 18.1% (2001 census)

Norfolk Island Languages
English (official), Norfolk a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian

Norfolk Island Capital
Norfolk Island capital is Kingston

Norfolk Island Currency
Norfolk Island currency is Australian dollar

Map of Norfolk Island