Countries from a to z chistmas islands

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Countries from a to z chistmas islands

  1. 1. The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in a number of “Settlement areas” on the northern tip of the island: Flying Fish Cove (also known as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan, and Drumsite. The majority of the population is Chinese Australian. It is called Christmas Island because it was discovered on Christmas Day. The island's geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance has led to a high level of endemism among its flora and fauna, which is of significant interest to scientists and naturalists.63% of its 135 square kilometers (52 sq mi) is an Australian national park. There exist large areas of primary monsoonal forest. Die Weihnachtsinsel (Territory of Christmas Island) ist eine 135 km² große, politisch zu Australien gehörende Insel im Indischen Ozean. Verwaltet wird sie vom australischen Ministerium für Verkehr und regionale Angelegenheiten. Hauptstadt ist Flying Fish Cove. Die Weihnachtsinsel liegt im Indischen Ozean, 350 km südlich von Java und 2616 km nordwestlich von Perth. Die Insel ist etwa 135 km² groß. Sie besteht aus einem vulkanischen Kern (Trachyt und Basalt) sowie Kalkstein, der aus den Skeletten von Kammerlingen (Foraminifera) und Steinkorallen (Scleractinia) entstanden ist.
  2. 2. Photos: Christmas Island Photo Gallery The Sunday Morning Herald National Geographic

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