Facts about Norfolk-Island
|Population||2,128 (July 2008 est.)|
|Time zone||UTC+11.5 (16.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)|
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.
English (official), Norfolk - a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian
descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
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.
Cities in Norfolk-Island