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Atlas of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

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Ashmore and Cartier Islands

English Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Ashmore and Cartier Islands

The Australian Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands are two groups of small low-lying uninhabited tropical islands in the Indian Ocean situated on the edge of the continental shelf north-west of ► Australia and south of the ► Indonesian island of Roti.


Short name Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Official name Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Status ► Australian dependency since 1933
Location Indian Ocean
Capital -
Population - inhabitants
Area 199.45 km²
Major language(s) English
Major religion(s) -
More information Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Geography of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, History of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Politics of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands
More images Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Category).

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Ashmore and Cartier Islands-CIA WFB Map.png The Ashmore and Cartier Islands are located in the Indian Ocean.

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This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

The Ashmore and Cartier Islands are annexed to the United Kingdom in 1878 respectively 1909. The islands remain British until 1933 and become afterwards part of the Northern Territory of Australia. In 1978 administration is transferred from the Northern Territory to the federal government. The territory doesn't have self-government, but is administered by the Australian federal government.

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