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Territory of Christmas Island
Flag
Anthem: Advance Australia Fair
StatusExternal Territory
Capital
and largest city
Flying Fish Cove
("The Settlement")
Official languagesNone[a]
Mother languagesChinese, Malay, English
Ethnic groups
DemonymChristmas Islander
Sovereign stateAustralia
GovernmentFederal constitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Sir Peter Cosgrove
 • AdministratorBarry Haase
 • Shire PresidentFoo Kee Heng
Establishment
 • Sovereignty
transferred from Singapore to Australia

1957 
Area
 • Total135 km2
52 sq mi
 • Water (%)0
Population
 • 2011 estimate2,072[1] (220th)
 • Density10.39/km2 (n/a)
26.96/sq mi
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Time zoneCXT (UTC+7)
Drives on theleft
Calling code61
ISO 3166 codeCX
Internet TLD.cx
a.^ English does not have de jure status in Christmas Island and in Australia, but it is the de facto language of communication in government.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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