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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Unspoilt Paradise

Australia's last unspoilt paradise lies in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean offering spectacular snorkelling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

Oceania

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

Oceania

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Capital: West Island

Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia, about halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka

Government: Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Currency: Australian dollars (AUD)

Area: 14 sq km

Population: 596 (July 2014 est.)

Languages: Malay (Cocos dialect) 68.8%, English 22.3%, unspecified 8.9%; note - data represent language spoken at home (2016 est.)

Religion: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 75%, Anglican 3.5%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, none 12.9%, unspecified 6.3% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+6.5

Tel Code: +61

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