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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands
General information
Common nameCocos (Keeling) Islands
NameTerritory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
MottoMaju Pulu Kita
CapitalWest Island
Largest cityvillage
Official languagesEnglish (de facto)
DemonymCocossian (Cocos Islandian)
GovernmentFederal constitutional monarchy
QueenElizabeth II
AdministratorBrian Lacy
Shire PresidentAindil Minkom
Territory of AustraliaTerritory of Australia
Annexed by
British Empire

Transferred to
Australian control

Total Area5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
Water %0
Population Est.596 (n/a)
Density (pop.)43.2/km2 (n/a) (112/sq mi)
Other information
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Calling code61 891

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The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

The territory consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which two, West Island and Home Island, are inhabited with a total population of approximately 600.

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