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Coral Sea Islands

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Areatotal: less than 3 sq km
note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important
water: 0 sq km
land: less than 3 sq km
Populationno indigenous inhabitants
note: there is a staff of three to four at the meteorological station (July 2002 est.)
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Scattered over some 1 million square kilometers of ocean, the Coral Sea Islands were declared a territory of Australia in 1969. They are uninhabited except for a small meteorological staff on Willis Island. Automated weather stations, beacons, and a lighthouse occupy many other islands and reefs.


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Coral Sea Islands

Geography

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Map of Coral Sea Islands
Location 
Oceania, islands in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia
Geographic coordinates 
18 00 S, 152 00 E
Map references 
Oceania
Area 
total: less than 3 sq km
note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important
water: 0 sq km
land: less than 3 sq km
Area - comparative 
NA
Land boundaries 
0 km
Coastline 
3,095 km
Maritime claims 
exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 3 NM
Climate 
tropical
Terrain 
sand and coral reefs and islands (or cays)
Elevation extremes 
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Cato Island 6 m
Natural resources 
NEGL
Land use 
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover) (1998 est.)
Irrigated land 
0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards 
occasional tropical cyclones
Environment - current issues 
no permanent fresh water resources
Geography - note 
important nesting area for birds and turtles
Coral Sea Islands

People

Population 
no indigenous inhabitants
note: there is a staff of three to four at the meteorological station (July 2002 est.)
Coral Sea Islands

Government

Country name 
conventional long form: Coral Sea Islands Territory
conventional short form: Coral Sea Islands
Dependency status 
territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of the Environment, Sport, and Territories
Legal system 
the laws of Australia, where applicable, apply
Executive branch 
administered from Canberra by the Department of the Environment, Sport, and Territories
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
Coral Sea Islands

Economy

Economy - overview 
no economic activity
Coral Sea Islands

Communications

Communications - note 
there are automatic weather stations on many of the isles and reefs relaying data to the mainland
Coral Sea Islands

Transportation

Waterways 
none
Ports and harbors 
none; offshore anchorage only
Coral Sea Islands

Military

Military - note 
defense is the responsibility of Australia; visited regularly by the Royal Australian Navy; Australia has control over the activities of visitors
Coral Sea Islands

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international 
none

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