Islam in Christmas Island

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Islam in Christmas Island is the island's second largest religion, following Buddhism, and is primarily practised by the island's ethnic Malay population; the island has no current indigenous population.

The Muslim population is estimated at 25% (1997) of an overall population of 1,496 (2010), by the CIA World Factbook.[1]

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils includes a council for each state, as well as Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, and Christmas Island.[2]

The town of Katanning, Western Australia, has a large population of Christmas Island Muslims.[3]


  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook: Christmas Island". Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ Shahram Akbarzadeh (1 September 2001). Muslim Communities in Australia. UNSW Press. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-0-86840-580-3. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ Susie Ashworth; Rebecca Turner; Simone Egger (2004). Western Australia. Lonely Planet. pp. 163–. ISBN 978-1-74059-459-2. Retrieved 24 August 2012.