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Christmas Island (Territory of Christmas Island)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Christmas Island
StatusAn external territory of Australia
CapitalThe Settlement (Flying Fish Cove)
Land Area
LocationAsia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesCX, CXR, 1621
Internet Domain.cx2
CurrencyDollar (AUD)3
Telephone+614

1. Overview

Named in 1643 for the day of its discovery, the island was annexed and settlement began by the UK in 1888 with the discovery of the island's phosphate deposits. Following the Second World War, Christmas Island came under the jurisdiction of the new British Colony of Singapore. The island existed as a separate Crown colony from 1 January 1958 to 1 October 1958 when its transfer to Australian jurisdiction was finalized. That date is still celebrated on the first Monday in October as Territory Day. Almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of Australia I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Religion and Beliefs

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21% (1997)6.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/christmas_island.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kt.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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