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Basic facts
The country 
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Capital: Kingston
Area: 35 sq km (1998); 13 sq miles (1998)
Population: 1,912 (1991)


Exports: Postage stamps, seeds of the Norfolk Island pine and Kentia palm, small quantities of avocados


Agriculture: Norfolk Island pine seed, Kentia palm seed, cereals, vegetables, fruit, cattle, poultry

Currency: Australian dollar ($A)

Natural resources: 


The people

Ethnic: Descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australians, New Zealanders, Polynesians

Language: English (official) and Norfolk - a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian

Religion: Anglican 39 per cent, Roman Catholic 11.7 per cent, Uniting Church in Australia 16.4 per cent, Seventh-Day Adventist 4.4 per cent, none 9.2 per cent, unknown 16.9 per cent, other 2.4 per cent (1986)


The history


Government: A territory of Australia, Canberra administers Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island through the Department of Environment, Sport and Territories.

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