Outline of Christmas Island

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The location of Christmas Island
An enlargeable relief map of the Australian Territory of Christmas Island

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Christmas Island:

The Australian Territory of Christmas Island is a small territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean, 2600 kilometres (1600 mi) northwest of Perth in Western Australia, 500 kilometres (300 mi) south of Jakarta, Indonesia, and 975 km ENE of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.[1]

Christmas Island supports about 1,600 residents who live in a number of "settlement areas" on the northern tip of the island: Flying Fish Cove (also known as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan and Drumsite.

It has a unique natural topography and is of immense interest to scientists and naturalists due to the number of species of endemic flora and fauna which have evolved in isolation[2] and undisturbed by human habitation.

While there has been mining activity on the island for many years, 65% of its 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi) are now National Park and there are large areas of pristine and ancient rainforest.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Christmas Island

Geography of Christmas Island[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Christmas Island

Environment of Christmas Island[edit]

Natural geographic features of Christmas Island[edit]

Regions of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Regions of Christmas Island

Ecoregions of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Christmas Island

Administrative divisions of Christmas Island[edit]


Municipalities of Christmas Island[edit]

Demography of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Christmas Island

Government and politics of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Government of Christmas Island and Politics of Christmas Island

Branches of government[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Christmas Island[edit]

Foreign relations of Christmas Island[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

Law and order in Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Law of Christmas Island

Local government in Christmas Island[edit]

History of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: History of Christmas Island, Timeline of the history of Christmas Island, and Current events of Christmas Island

Culture of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Culture of Christmas Island

Art in Christmas Island[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Economy of Christmas Island

Education in Christmas Island[edit]

Main article: Education in Christmas Island

Infrastructure of Christmas Island[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Christmas Island


  1. ^ a b "Christmas Island". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Save Christmas Island - Introduction". The Wilderness Society. 2002-09-19. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Christmas Island