I updated the population to the latest Australian census.
|Short name||COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS|
Cocos (Keeling) Islands was part of the Straits Settlements (the precursor of Malaysia). In 1903, it became part of the colony of Singapore. On 1955-11-23, it was transferred to Australia as an external territory. The parenthetical expression in its name expresses the fact that either name, Cocos Islands or Keeling Islands, is equally acceptable.
Discovered 1609 by Capt. William Keeling; coconut palms found there
Cocos (Keeling) Islands have no known administrative divisions.
|Cocos (Keeling) Islands||550||14||5||Bantam Village|
Cocos (Keeling) Islands consists of two atolls in the Indian Ocean. North Keeling Island is the only significant island in one of the atolls; the other one comprises Home Island and West Island, which are inhabited, and several others. Bantam Village, on Home Island, is not officially a capital, but it appears to be the main settlement.
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