I updated the population to the latest Australian census.
|Short name||CHRISTMAS ISLAND|
|Capital||Flying Fish Cove|
Christmas Island was part of the Straits Settlements (the precursor of Malaysia). In 1900, the settlement of Singapore brought it into the colony of Singapore. On 1958-10-01, it was transferred to Australia as an external territory.
Discovered on Christmas Day
Christmas Island has no known administrative divisions.
|Christmas Island||2,072||135||52||Flying Fish Cove|
Christmas Island is an isolated island in the Indian Ocean. It should not be confused with Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean, which is part of Kiribati, and is now more properly called Kiritimati (the Micronesian rendering of "Christmas"). Flying Fish Cove is not officially a capital, but is the only settlement shown on most maps of Christmas Island.
The UN LOCODE page for Christmas Island lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
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