Heard and McDonald Islands

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Country overview: 

Short nameHEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
ISO codeHM
FIPS codeHM
LanguageEnglish (en)
Time zone+5
Capitalnone

 

These isolated islands were British possessions until 1947-12-26, when they were transferred to Australian control. They are now an Australian external territory. They are only visited by research expeditions.

Other names of country: 

  1. Dutch: Heard en McDonald
  2. English: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (formal), Heard Island and McDonald Islands (variant)
  3. French: Īles fp Heard et MacDonald, Īle f Heard et Īles fp Mcdonald
  4. German: Heard- und McDonaldinseln
  5. Italian: Isole fp Heard e Macdonald
  6. Spanish: Islas fp Heard y McDonald
  7. Turkish: Heard Adası ve McDonald Adaları

Origin of name: 

Heard Island was named in 1853 for an American, Captain John J. Heard.

Primary subdivisions: 

Heard and McDonald Islands has no known administrative divisions.

DivisionHASCArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)
Heard and McDonald IslandsHM.HM412159

Territorial extent: 

The territory includes Heard Island, Shag Island, and the McDonald Islands (Flat Island and McDonald Island).

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