Background: The United Kingdom transferred these uninhabited, barren, sub-Antarctic islands to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a nature preserve.
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Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013
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