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Atlas of Christmas Island

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Christmas Island (English)
圣诞岛
Pulau Krismas

English Christmas Island - Territory of Christmas Island

The Territory of Christmas Island is a small, non self-governing territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean, 2,360 km (1,466 miles) northwest of Perth in Western Australia and 500 km (310 miles) south of Jakarta, ► Indonesia.

中文 圣诞岛[1]
圣诞岛(Christmas lsland),是澳大利亚的海外领地。面积135平方公里,人口1508人(2001年)。圣诞岛是全球少数以华人为主的地区之一,其中华人占61%,马来人占25%,欧洲人占11%。官方语言为英语,華人间通行粤语。
Bahasa Malaysia Pulau Krismas

Short name Christmas Island
Official name Territory of Christmas Island
Status ► Australian Territory, Australian since 1958
Location Indian Ocean
Capital Flying Fish Cove
Population 1,493 inhabitants
Area 135 km²
Major language(s) English (official), Chinese and Malaysian
Major religion(s) Buddhism and Islam
More information Christmas Island, Geography of Christmas Island, History of Christmas Island and Politics of Christmas Island
More images Christmas Island - Christmas Island (Category).

General maps

Christmas Island-CIA WFB Map.png Map of Christmas Island
Map of Christmas Island 1976.jpg Map of Christmas Island

History maps

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

Christmas Island, discovered by the Dutch explorer W. Mynors on Christmas Eve 1743, is annexed by the United Kingdom in 1888. It becomes part of the Straits Settlements, later Singapore, in 1900. This continues - interrupted by a Japanese occupation between 1942 and 1945 until 1957. Starting 1958 Christmas Island becomes an Australian territory and is governed as part of mainland Australia.

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