Heard Island and McDonald Islands, is a subantaristic group of islands in the Southern Ocean, Australia. Heard Island, with its volcanic origin, is 45 km long and 20 km wide. Most of the surface is covered with snow and glaciers. Area; 368 km². Land structure: Heard Island is cold and mountainous and contains extinct volcano; McDonald Islands are small and rocky. In 1833, the island discovered by British fishermen in 1853, took the name of the captain of the US John J. Heard. In 1947 he moved from United Kingdom to Australia. The islands are deserted and covered with extinct volcanic mountains.
Economics of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Currency of Heard Island and McDonald Islands: Australian Dollar
The islands do not have a domestic economic activity, but the Australian Government permits limited fishing in the surrounding waters. Visits to Heard Island usually focus on terrestrial and maritime research and frequent flights. All economic activities are with Australia.
Nations Living in Heard Island and McDonald Islands
There are Australian Aboriginal, Tasmanian and Torres Strait, Mandarin, Arab, Vietnamese, Italians and minorities. The inhabitants are all minorities.
It's one of the farthest places in the world, and it's terribly windy. So it's great for penguins, seabirds and seals, but it's not that good for people to live.
Languages Spoken in Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Main languages; Australia includes Aboriginal languages, Tasmanian languages and Torres Strait Ada languages. Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Italian. Minority languages.