12 Facts About Lord Howe Island

1. Lord Howe Island has a subtropical climate, with mild to warm summers with fairly regular rain, and wetter, cool to mild winters.

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2. Lord Howe Island is a small island in the Tasman Sea 600km east of the Australian mainland and 700km northeast of Sydney.

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3. Lord Howe Island is a volcanic island located in the Tasmanian Sea between Australia and New Zealand.

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4. Lord Howe Island is a distinct terrestrial ecoregion known as the Lord Howe Island subtropical forests.

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5. Under the Koppen climate classification, Lord Howe Island has a humid subtropical climate.

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6. Lord Howe Island continues to erode rapidly and is expected to be fully submerged within 200,000 years taking an appearance akin to the Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs.

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7. Lord Howe Island is the highly eroded remains of a 7-million-year-old shield volcano, the product of eruptions that lasted for about 500,000 years.

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8. Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

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9. Lord Howe Island is known for its geology, birds, plants, and marine life.

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10. Lord Howe Island managed to upset the residents, and parliamentarian John Wilson was sent from the mainland in April 1882 to investigate the situation.

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11. Lord Howe Island encouraged schools, tree-planting and the palm trade, dynamited the north passage to the lagoon, and built roads.

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12. Lord Howe Island is part of the IBRA region Pacific Subtropical Islands and is subregion PSI01 with an area of 1,909 hectares (4,720 acres).

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