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 Norfolk Islander POLITICAL
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Background: 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.
 
 
Common Name: Norfolk Island Local Official Name: Norfolk Island
Abbreviated Name: Territory of Norfolk Island Official Name: Norfolk Island
Official Script Name: Local Common Name: Norfolk Island
Former Name: Territory of:
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type:
 
Independence: none (territory of Australia)
 
Constitution: Norfolk Island Act of 1979
 
National Holiday: Bounty Day (commemorates the arrival of Pitcairn Islanders), 8 June
 
International Organization Participation:
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of Australia)
 
Dependent Areas: territory of Australia; Canberra administers Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island through the Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories
 
Legal System: based on the laws of Australia, local ordinances and acts; English common law applies in matters not covered by either Australian or Norfolk Island law
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); the UK and Australia are represented by Administrator Grant TAMBLING (since 1 November 2003) head of government: Assembly President and Chief Minister Geoffrey Robert GARDNER (since 5 December 2001) cabinet: Executive Council is made up of four of the nine members of the Legislative Assembly; the council devises government policy and acts as an advisor to the administrator elections: the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia; chief minister elected by the Legislative Assembly for a term of not more than three years; election last held 20 October 2004 (next to be held by December 2007) election results: Geoffrey Robert GARDNER elected chief minister; percent of Legislative Assembly vote - 17.2% Legislative Branch: unicameral Legislative Assembly (9 seats; members elected by electors who have nine equal votes each but only four votes can be given to any one candidate; members serve three-year terms) elections: last held 20 October 2004 (next to be held by December 2007) election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 9 (note - no political parties) Judicial Branch: Supreme Court; Court of Petty Sessions
 
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Illicit Drugs:  
 
 
 Norfolk Islander GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Norfolk Island: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 34 sq km 
Region: South Pacific Oceania Land Area Land: 0 sq km
Capitol City: Kingston Land Area Water: 34 sq km
      
Latitude: 29 02 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 167 57 E Border Boundary Coastline: 32 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 319 m Location: Mount Bates
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in Norfolk Island: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues:
 
Environmental Agreements:
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries:
 
Natural Resources: fish
 
Geographical Terrain: volcanic formation with mostly rolling plains
 
Comparative Area of Norfolk Island: about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Norfolk Island's Geography: most of the 32 km coastline consists of almost inaccessible cliffs, but the land slopes down to the sea in one small southern area on Sydney Bay, where the capital of Kingston is situated
 

 Norfolk Islander CLIMATE
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General Climate: subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation
 
Natural Hazards: typhoons (especially May to July)
 
 
 Norfolk Islander ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: 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.
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: Australian dollar
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: AUD
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: Australian dollars per US dollar - 1.3095 (2005), 1.3598 (2004), 1.5419 (2003), 1.8406 (2002), 1.9334 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $0 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $0 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products:
 
Primary Industries: tourism, light industry, ready mixed concrete
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $17,900,000 USD -
 
Import Partners: Australia, other Pacific island countries, NZ, Asia, Europe
 
Export Amount in USD: $1,500,000 USD - postage stamps, seeds of the Norfolk Island pine and Kentia palm, small quantities of avocados
 
Export Partners: Australia, other Pacific island countries, NZ, Asia, Europe
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 1,345
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture: 10%, industry and services: 90%
 
  
 Norfolk Islander COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 4 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 2,532 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 700 Internet Users: 700
 
Internet Country Code: .nf Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: NF Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 6723 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: adequate domestic: free local calls international: country code - 672; undersea coaxial cable links with Australia, New Zealand, and Canada; satellite earth station
 
  
 Norfolk Islander TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 53 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines:
 
Ports and Harbors: none; loading jetties at Kingston and Cascade
 
  
 Norfolk Islander PEOPLE
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Population: 1,828 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: -0.01% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 20.20% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 63.90% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 15.90% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: Norfolk Islander
 
Ethnic Groups: descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English (official), Norfolk a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian
 
 
Primary Religion: Anglican 34.9%
 
Other Religions: Anglican 34.9%, Roman Catholic 11.7%, Uniting Church in Australia 11.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 2.8%, Australian Christian 2.4%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, other 2.7%, unspecified 15.3%, none 18.1%
 
  
 Norfolk Islander MILITARY
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Branches: Note: defense is the responsibility of Australia
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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