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Territory of Christmas Island
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Location of Christmas Island
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
• Monarch
Elizabeth II

Sir Peter Cosgrove
Barry Haase
Foo Kee Heng
Establishment
• Sovereignty
transferred from Singapore to Australia

1957
Area
• Total
135 km2 (52 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• 2011 estimate
2,072[1] (220th)
• Density
10.39/km2 (26.9/sq mi) (n/a)
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Time zoneCXT (UTC+7)
Drives on theleft
Calling code61
ISO 3166 codeCX
Internet TLD.cx
  1. ^ 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 July 9, 2017


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