Where is Christmas Island?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Christmas Island is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Christmas Island is an Asian country covering 135.00 km2. This makes it the 21st smallest region in the world and about 20 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 10 30 S, 105 40 E and Flying Fish Cove is the capital city.

The name Christmas Island is named for its discovery on Christmas Day.

Its ISO code is CX.

Geography

Christmas Island has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Murray Hill which is 361m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with a wet season from December to April and a dry season the rest of the year. Its terrain consists of steep cliffs aong the coast which abruptly rise to a central plateau.

Population

Christmas Island has a population of 2,205 making it the 232nd largest in the world.

English is the official language. The majority ethnic groups are Chinese, European, and Malay. Buddhism, Christianity, and Muslim are all equally practiced on Christmas Island.

The dialing code for the country is 61.

Government

It is a territory of Australia. Its constitution was last ratified in 2010.

Economy

The currency of Christmas Island is the Dollar (AUD). Its main export is phosphate. Its major imports include consumer goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017