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Territory of the
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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Motto: Maju Pulu Kita  (Malay)
"Onward our island"
StatusExternal Territory
CapitalWest Island
Largest villageBantam(Home Island)
Official languagesNone[a]
Mother languagesMalay, English
Demonym
  • Cocossian
  • Cocos Islandian
Sovereign stateAustralia
GovernmentFederal constitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Sir Peter Cosgrove
 • AdministratorBarry Haase
 • Shire PresidentAindil Minkom
Territory of Australia
 • Annexed by the
British Empire

1857 
 • Transferred to
Australian control

1955 
Area
 • Total14 km2
5.3 sq mi
 • Water (%)0
Population
 • July 2014 estimate596[1] (237)
 • Density43/km2 (n/a)
112/sq mi
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Time zoneCCT (UTC+06:30)
Calling code61 891
ISO 3166 codeCC
Internet TLD.cc
a.^ English does not have de jure status in Cocos (Keeling) 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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