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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 & Population

Approximate Population: 2,114

Nationality (Noun): Norfolk Islander(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Norfolk Islander

Official Language(s): English

Major Languages Spoken: English

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Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Territory of Norfolk Island

Country Name (short form): Norfolk Island

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): none

Name of Capital: Kingston

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+11.5 (16.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Norfolk Island: New Zealand

Land Area: 35 sq km

Comparative Area: about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC

Coastline: 32 km

National Holiday: Bounty Day (commemorates the arrival of Pitcairn Islanders), 8 June (1856)

International Phone Code: 672

Currency Code: Australian dollar (AUD)

Internet Country Code: .nf

US Embassy Location: none (territory of Australia)

US Embassy Mailing Address: none (territory of Australia)


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