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Lord Howe Island Group

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Lord Howe Island
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Satellite image of the island; north is up.
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LocationLord Howe Island Group, Tasman Sea
Coordinates31°45′15″S 159°15′06″E / 31.75417°S 159.25167°E / -31.75417; 159.25167Coordinates: 31°45′15″S 159°15′06″E / 31.75417°S 159.25167°E / -31.75417; 159.25167
Total islands28
Major islandsLord Howe Island, Admiralty Group, Mutton Bird Islands, and Balls Pyramid
Area14.55 km2 (5.62 sq mi)
Highest elevation875 m (2871 ft)
Highest pointMount Gower
Administrative DivisionUnincorporated area of New South Wales
Self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board[1]
Part of the electoral district of Port Macquarie[2]
Part of the Division of Sydney[3]
  • 382
  • Tourists are restricted to 400 at any time.
(2016 census)[4]
Pop. density26.25/km2 (67.99/sq mi)
Additional information
Time zone
 • Summer (DST)
Official nameLord Howe Island Group
Criteriavii, x
Designated1982 (6th session)
Reference no.186
State PartyAustralia

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.[5]

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:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Regional Statistics – New South Wales" (PDF). Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2004. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. "Port Macquarie". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. "Profile of the Electoral Division Sydney". Australian Electoral Commission. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lord Howe Island (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. UNESCO, "Lord Howe Island Group"; retrieved 2012-4-21.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Lord Howe Island at Wikimedia Commons