Lord Howe Island Group
|Location||Lord Howe Island Group, Tasman Sea|
|Major islands||Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Group, Mutton Bird Islands, and Balls Pyramid|
|Area||14.55 km2 (5.62 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||875 m (2871 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Gower|
|Administrative Division||Unincorporated area of New South Wales|
Self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board
Part of the electoral district of Port Macquarie
Part of the Division of Sydney
|Pop. density||26.25/km2 (67.99/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)|
|Official name||Lord Howe Island Group|
|Designated||1982 (6th session)|
The Lord Howe Island Group is a group of 28 small islands and rocks about 700 km (435 mi) north east of Sydney. The islands are governed by New South Wales. The islands became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
Geography[change | change source]
The islands were formed by a volcano which erupted for a period of about 500,000 years during the Miocene era, about 7 million years ago. This volcano is about 2,000 m (6,562 ft) under the sea, and the islands are the tops of the volcano's peak. The main islands of the World Heritage Site are:
- Lord Howe Island
- Ball's Pyramid
- Admiralty Group
- Mutton Bird and Sail Rock
- Blackburn (Rabbit) Island
- Gower Island
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Regional Statistics – New South Wales" (PDF). Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2004. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- "Port Macquarie". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- "Profile of the Electoral Division Sydney". Australian Electoral Commission. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lord Howe Island (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- UNESCO, "Lord Howe Island Group"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Lord Howe Island at Wikimedia Commons
- "Lord Howe Island Group - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.