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   Norfolk Island

Introduction:
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.


Official name: Territory of Norfolk Island
Capital: name: Kingston
geographic coordinates: 29 03 S, 167 58 E
time difference: UTC+11.5 (16.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: NA
Population: 2,114 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official), Norfolk - a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian
Official Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

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Currency code: AUD
Area: total: 34.6 sq km
land: 34.6 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation


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