Atlas of Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island
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English Norfolk Island - Territory of Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a small inhabited island in the Pacific Ocean located between ► Australia, ► New Zealand and ► New Caledonia, and along with two neighbouring islands forms one of Australia's external territories. Norfolk Island is the main island of the island group the territory encompasses and is located at 29°02′S 167°57′E. It has an area of 34.6 km² (13.3 mi²), with no large-scale internal bodies of water but 32 km of coastline.

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Ai Norfuk Ailen esa ailen i t'pacific ocean.


Short name Norfolk Island
Official name Territory of Norfolk Island
Status ► Australian overseas territory, Australian since 1901
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Kingston
Population 1,841 inhabitants
Area 34.6 km²
Major language(s) English, Norfuk
Major religion(s) Protestantism
More information Norfolk Island, Geography of Norfolk Island, History of Norfolk Island and Politics of Norfolk Island
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General maps

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History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Norfolk Island, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Norfolk Island.

Norfolk Island, discovered in 1774 by the British explorer James Cook, becomes a British penal colony in 1788, which it remains until 1855, when it becomes part of New South Wales. From 1844 to 1856 it is part of Van Diemen's Land, but in 1856 it is re-incorporated in New South Wales as a separate territory. From 1914 on it is an Australian federal territory. It is granted selfgovernment in 1978, when it gets an own legislative assembly.

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