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Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

The first known settlers in Norfolk Island were East Polynesians but they had already departed when Great Britain settled it as part of its 1788 settlement of Australia.





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Capital: Kingston

Location: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia

Government: Territory of Norfolk Island

Currency: Australian dollars (AUD)

Area: 36 sq km

Population: 1,748 (2016 est.)

Languages: English (official) 44.9%, Norfolk (also known as Norfuk or Norf'k, which is a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian) 40.3%, Fijian 1.8%, other 6.8%, unspecified 6.2% (2016 est.)

Religion: Protestant 46.8% (Anglican 29.2%, Uniting Church in Australia 9.8%, Presbyterian 2.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.7%, other 2.2%), Roman Catholic 12.6%, other Christian 2.9%, other 1.4%, none 26.7%, unspecified 9.5% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+11

Tel Code: +672

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