Coordinates: 10°29′S 105°38′E / 10.483°S 105.633°E / -10.483; 105.633

Territory of Christmas Island

Banner o Christmas Island
Coat o airms o Christmas Island
Coat o airms
Location o Christmas Island
and largest city
Flying Fish Cove
("The Settlement")
Offeecial leidsInglis (de facto)
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Christmas Islander
GovrenmentFederal constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II

Quentin Bryce
• Admeenistrator
Jon Stanhope
Foo Kee Heng
Territory o Australie
• Sovereignty
transferred tae Australie

• Total
135 km2 (52 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2011 estimate
2,072[1] (220t)
• Density
10.39/km2 (26.9/sq mi) (n/a)
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AUD)
Time zoneUTC+7 (CXT)
Cawin code61
ISO 3166 codeCX

The Territory o Christmas Island is a territory o Australie in the Indian Ocean. It haes a population o 2,072 residents who live in a nummer o "Settlement auries" on the northren tip o the island: Flying Fish Cove (an aa kent as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan, an Drumsite. The majority o the population is Cheenese Australie. It is cried Christmas Island acause it wis discovered on Christenmas Day.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Christmas Island". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2013.