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Norfolk Island(Encyclopedia)Norfolk Island nôr´fk [key], island (2016 pop. 1,748), 13 sq mi (34 sq km), South Pacific, a territory of Australia, c.1,035 mi (1,670 km) NE of Sydney. Its capital is Kingston. Now a resort, Norf...
Norfolk Island pine(Encyclopedia)Norfolk Island pine: see monkey-puzzle tree.
Norfolk(Encyclopedia)Norfolk nôr´fk [key], county (1991 pop. 736,700), 2,054 sq mi (5,320 sq km), E England. The county seat is Norwich. Administratively, Norfolk is divided into the districts of Great Yarmouth, North...
Norfolk(Encyclopedia)Norfolk 1, 2 nôr´fk; 2 nôr´fôk [key]. 1 City (1990 pop. 21,476), Madison co., NE Nebr., on the Elkhorn River; inc. 1881. A trade and railroad center in a fertile farming region, it has a live...
Pitcairn Island(Encyclopedia)Pitcairn Island, volcanic island (2005 est. pop. 45), 2.5 sq mi (6.5 sq km), South Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago. Adamstown is the capital and only settlement. The first British Pacific Islands p...
Kingston(Encyclopedia)Kingston, town, capital of the Australian territory of Norfolk Island, located on the island's S coast, on Emily Bay. Kingston is the administrative and historic center of Norfolk Island; its commerci...
island(Encyclopedia)island, relatively small body of land surrounded entirely by water. (As the oceans form a continuous mass of water on the earth's surface, all continents are islands in the strict sense of the word.) ...
Bell Island(Encyclopedia)Bell Island, island, SE N.L., Canada, in Conception Bay, off the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. The island is 6 mi (9.7 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide. Its famous undersea iron mines were closed in ...
Flinders Island(Encyclopedia)Flinders Island, Australia: see Furneaux Group.
Fogo Island(Encyclopedia)Fogo Island f´g [key], c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), at the entrance to Notre Dame Bay, NE Newfoundland, N.L., Canada. It rises to 382 ft (116 m). The town of Fogo (1991 pop. 1,030) is a fishing port ...
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