Facts about Heard-Island-and-McDonald-Islands
islands in the Indian Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica
General info about Heard-Island-and-McDonald-Islands
These uninhabited, barren, sub-Antarctic islands were transferred from the UK to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a nature preserve.
The islands have no indigenous economic activity, but the Australian Government allows limited fishing in the surrounding waters.
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
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