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Quick Facts
CapitalThe Settlement
GovernmentNA
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Areatotal: 135 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 135 sq km
Population474 (July 2002 est.)
LanguageEnglish (official), Chinese, Malay
ReligionBuddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21% (1997)

Christmas Island

Geography

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Map of Christmas Island
Location 
Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
Geographic coordinates 
10 30 S, 105 40 E
Map references 
Southeast Asia
Area 
total: 135 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 135 sq km
Area - comparative 
about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries 
0 km
Coastline 
80 km
Maritime claims 
contiguous zone: 12 NM
exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 12 NM
Climate 
tropical; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds
Terrain 
steep cliffs along coast rise abruptly to central plateau
Elevation extremes 
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Murray Hill 361 m
Natural resources 
phosphate, beaches
Land use 
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100%
note: mainly tropical rainforest; 63% of the island is a national park (1998 est.)
Irrigated land 
NA sq km
Natural hazards 
the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard
Environment - current issues 
NA
Geography - note 
located along major sea lanes of Indian Ocean
Christmas Island

People

Population 
474 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure 
0-14 years: NA%
15-64 years: NA%
65 years and over: NA%
Population growth rate 
-9% (2002 est.)
Birth rate 
NA births/1,000 population
Death rate 
NA deaths/1,000 population
Net migration rate 
NA migrant(s)/1,000 population
Sex ratio 
NA
Infant mortality rate 
NA deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth 
total population: NA years
female: NA years
male: NA years
Total fertility rate 
NA children born/woman
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 
NA%
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths 
NA
Nationality 
noun: Christmas Islander(s)
adjective: Christmas Island
Ethnic groups 
Chinese 70%, European 20%, Malay 10%
note: no indigenous population (2001)
Religions 
Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21% (1997)
Languages 
English (official), Chinese, Malay
Literacy 
NA
Christmas Island

Government

Country name 
conventional long form: Territory of Christmas Island
conventional short form: Christmas Island
Dependency status 
territory of Australia; administered by the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services
Government type 
NA
Capital 
The Settlement
Administrative divisions 
none (territory of Australia)
Independence 
none (territory of Australia)
National holiday 
NA
Constitution 
NA
Legal system 
under the authority of the governor general of Australia and Australian law
Executive branch 
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by the Australian governor general
head of government: Administrator William Leonard TAYLOR (since 4 February 1999)
elections: none; the monarch is herary; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia and represents the monarch and Australia
Legislative branch 
unicameral Christmas Island Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve one-year terms)
election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 9
elections: last held NA December 2001 (next to be held NA December 2002)
Judicial branch 
Supreme Court; District Court; Magistrate's Court
Political parties and leaders 
none
Political pressure groups and leaders 
none
International organization participation 
none
Diplomatic representation in the US 
none (territory of Australia)
Diplomatic representation from the US 
none (territory of Australia)
Flag description 
the flag of Australia is used; note - in early 1986, the Christmas Island Assembly held a design competition for an island flag, however, the winning design has never been formally adopted as the official flag of the territory
Christmas Island

Economy

Economy - overview 
Phosphate mining had been the only significant economic activity, but in December 1987 the Australian Government closed the mine. In 1991, the mine was reopened. With the support of the government, a $34 million casino opened in 1993. The casino closed in 1998. The Australian Government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island, slated to begin operation in 2003.
GDP 
purchasing power parity - $NA
GDP - real growth rate 
NA%
GDP - per capita 
purchasing power parity - $NA
GDP - composition by sector 
agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%
Population below poverty line 
NA%
Household income or consumption by percentage share 
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 
NA%
Labor force 
NA
Labor force - by occupation 
tourism 400 people, mining 100 people (1995)
Unemployment rate 
NA%
Budget 
revenues: $NA
expenditures: $NA, including capital expenditures of $NA
Industries 
tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
Industrial production growth rate 
NA%
Electricity - production 
NA kWh
Electricity - production by source 
fossil fuel: NA%
hydro: NA%
other: NA%
nuclear: NA%
Electricity - consumption 
NA kWh
Agriculture - products 
NA
Exports 
$NA
Exports - commodities 
phosphate
Exports - partners 
Australia, NZ
Imports 
$NA
Imports - commodities 
consumer goods
Imports - partners 
principally Australia
Debt - external 
$NA
Economic aid - recipient 
$NA
Currency 
Australian dollar (AUD)
Currency code 
AUD
Exchange rates 
Australian dollars per US dollar - 1.9354 (January 2002), 1.9320 (2001), 1.7173 (2000), 1.5497 (1999), 1.5888 (1998), 1.3439 (1997)
Fiscal year 
1 July - 30 June
Christmas Island

Communications

Telephones - main lines in use 
NA
Telephones - mobile cellular 
NA
Telephone system 
general assessment: service provided by the Australian network
domestic: only analog mobile telephone service is available
international: satellite earth stations - one Intelsat earth station provides telephone and telex service (2000)
Radio broadcast stations 
AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Radios 
1,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations 
NA
Televisions 
600 (1997)
Internet country code 
.cx
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 
2 (2000)
Internet users 
NA
Christmas Island

Transportation

Railways 
24 km to serve phosphate mines
Highways 
total: 140 km (not including 100 km that is maintained by private industry)
paved: 30 km
unpaved: 110 km (1999)
Waterways 
none
Ports and harbors 
Flying Fish Cove
Merchant marine 
none (2002 est.)
Airports 
1 (2001)
Airports - with paved runways 
total: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2002)
Christmas Island

Military

Military - note 
defense is the responsibility of Australia
Christmas Island

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international 
none

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