NORFOLK-ISLAND

Information about travelling to Norfolk-Island

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

Facts about Norfolk-Island
Population2,128 (July 2008 est.)
CapitalKingston
Time zoneUTC+11.5 (16.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

General info about Norfolk-Island
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.
Languages spoken
English (official), Norfolk - a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian
Ethnic division
descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
NA
Climate
subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
Resources
fish
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.
Environment
NA

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