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Ethel Beach, Christmas Island
Ethel Beach, Christmas Island

Ethel Beach

Surveys have found a density of 0.09–0.57 adult red crabs per square metre, equalling an estimated total population of 43.7 million on Christmas Island.
Photo by Raphael Bick

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Oceania

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Oceania

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Capital: The Settlement (Flying Fish Cove)

Location: Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia

Government: Territory of Christmas Island

Currency: Australian dollars (AUD)

Area: 135 sq km

Population: 2,205 (2016 est.)

Languages: English (official) 27.6%, Mandarin 17.2%, Malay 17.1%, Cantonese 3.9%, Min Nan 1.6%, Tagalog 1%, other 4.5%, unspecified 27.1% (2016 est.)

Religion: Muslim 19.4%, Buddhist 18.3%, Roman Catholic 8.8%, Protestant 6.5% (includes Anglican 3.6%, Uniting Church 1.2%, other 1.7%), other Christian 3.3%, other 0.6%, none 15.3%, unspecified 27.7% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+7

Tel Code: +61

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