Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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OF HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
 

Introduction

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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 nature preserve.
 
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Geography

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islands in the Indian Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica
 
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53 06 S, 72 31 E
 
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total: 412 sq km
country comparison to the world: 203
land: 412 sq km
water: 0 sq km
 
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slightly more than two times the size of Washington, DC
 
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101.9 km
 
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territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
 
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antarctic
 
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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 rocky
 
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lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mawson Peak on Big Ben volcano 2,745 m
 
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fish
 
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arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2005)
 
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0 sq km
 
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Mawson Peak, an active volcano, is on Heard Island
 
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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, the most recent being in 2005
 
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People and Society

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uninhabited
 
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Government

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conventional long form: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
conventional short form: Heard Island and McDonald Islands
abbreviation: HIMI
 
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territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
 
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the laws of Australia, where applicable, apply
 
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none (territory of Australia)
 
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none (territory of Australia)
 
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the flag of Australia is used
 
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Economy

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The islands have no indigenous economic activity, but the Australian Government allows limited fishing in the surrounding waters.
 
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Communications

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.hm
 
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Transportation

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none; offshore anchorage only
 
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Military

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defense is the responsibility of Australia; Australia conducts fisheries patrols
 
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