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Norfolk Island (Territory of Norfolk Island)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Norfolk Island
StatusAn external territory of Australia
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Melanesia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
ISO3166-1 CodesNF, NFK, 5741
Internet Domain.nf2
CurrencyDollar (AUD)3

1. Overview

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.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of Australia I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Religion and Beliefs

The CIA World Factbook states: Protestant 45.6% (Anglican 31.8%, Uniting Church in Australia 10.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.2%), Roman Catholic 11.5%, other Christian 5.6%, none 19.9%, unspecified 16.6% (2006 census)6.


There isn't much information in the database for Norfolk Island, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or possession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.