- Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Introduction ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsBackground:The United Kingdom transferred these uninhabited, barren, sub-Antarctic islands to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a nature preserve.Geography ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsLocation:islands in the Indian Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to AntarcticaGeographic coordinates:53 06 S, 72 31 EArea:total: 412 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 203land: 412 sq kmwater: 0 sq kmArea - comparative:slightly more than two times the size of Washington, DCLand boundaries:0 kmCoastline:101.9 kmMaritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nmexclusive fishing zone: 200 nmClimate:antarcticTerrain:Heard Island - 80% ice-covered, bleak and mountainous, dominated by a large massif (Big Ben) and an active volcano (Mawson Peak); McDonald Islands - small and rockyElevation extremes:lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mhighest point: Mawson Peak on Big Ben volcano 2,745 mNatural resources:fishLand use:arable land: 0%permanent crops: 0%other: 100% (2011)Irrigated land:0 sq km (2011)Natural hazards:Mawson Peak, an active volcano, is on Heard IslandEnvironment - current issues:NAGeography - note:Mawson Peak on Heard Island is the highest Australian mountain (at 2,745 meters, it is taller than Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia proper), and one of only two active volcanoes located in Australian territory, the other being McDonald Island; in 1992, McDonald Island broke its dormancy and began erupting; it has erupted several times since, most recently in 2005People and Society ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsPopulation:uninhabitedGovernment ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsCountry name:conventional long form: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islandsconventional short form: Heard Island and McDonald Islandsabbreviation: HIMIDependency status:territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Australian Antarctic Division)Legal system:the laws of Australia, where applicable, applyDiplomatic representation in the US:none (territory of Australia)Diplomatic representation from the US:none (territory of Australia)Flag description:the flag of Australia is usedEconomy ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsEconomy - overview:The islands have no indigenous economic activity, but the Australian Government allows limited fishing in the surrounding waters. Visits to Heard Island typically focus on terrestrial and marine research and infrequent private expeditions.Communications ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsInternet country code:.hmInternet hosts:102 (2012)country comparison to the world: 208Transportation ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsPorts and terminals:none; offshore anchorage onlyMilitary ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsMilitary - note:defense is the responsibility of Australia; Australia conducts fisheries patrolsTransnational Issues ::Heard Island and McDonald IslandsDisputes - international:none"
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Heard Island and McDonald Islands — Heard Island Nickname: HIMI Satellite image of the southern tip of Heard Island. Cape Arkona is seen on the left side of the image, with Lied Glacier just above and Gotley Glacier just below. Big Ben Volcano and Mawson Peak are seen at the lower… … Wikipedia
Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands — Introduction Heard Island and McDonald Islands Background: These uninhabited, barren, sub Antarctic islands were transferred from the UK to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a … Universalium
Heard Island and McDonald Islands — noun Uninhabited islands of Australia … Wiktionary
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve — Lagekarte der Inseln des Seegebiets Das Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve ist ein 65.000 km² großes Meeresschutzgebiet im am weitesten von Australien entfernten Außengebiet. Es liegt im Indischen Ozean, 1.700 km nördlich… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands — Heard und McDonaldinseln Heard Island and McDonald Islands Basisdaten Land: Australien Verwaltung: Australian Antarctic Division of the Department of the Environment and Heritage Forschu … Deutsch Wikipedia
List of mammals in Heard Island and McDonald Islands — This is a list of the mammal species recorded in Heard Island and McDonald Islands. There are 13 mammal species in Heard Island and McDonald Islands, of which none are thought to be at risk. [This list is derived from the IUCN Red List which… … Wikipedia
Heard and McDonald Islands — ▪ territory, Australia officially Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands subantarctic island groups, together forming an external territory of Australia and lying in the southern Indian Ocean, 2,500 miles (4,000 km) southwest of… … Universalium
Heard and McDonald Islands — /hɜd ən məkˈdɒnəld/ (say herd uhn muhk donuhld) plural noun an Australian Antarctic territory in the Southern Ocean, about 4023 km south west of Fremantle; transferred from the UK in 1947, a scientific research station conducting meteorological… … Australian English dictionary
Heard Island and the McDonald Islands — n. deserted and infertile islands located in the Southern Ocean two thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica (they have been part of Australia since 1947) … English contemporary dictionary
Birds of Heard and McDonald Islands — The Birds of Heard Island and the adjacent McDonald Islands, whether breeders or visitors, are almost all seabirds which find their food at sea in the waters of the surrounding Southern Ocean. An exception is the Black faced Sheathbill, an… … Wikipedia