Where is Cocos Islands?

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

Cocos Islands is an Asian country covering 14.00 km2. The area includes the two main islands of West Island and Home Island. This makes it the 5th smallest region in the world and about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 12 30 S, 96 50 E and West Island is the capital city.

Its ISO code is CC.

Geography

Cocos Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed location which is 5m above tall.

It has a tropical, humid climate that is mostly moderated by southeast trade winds. Its terrain is characterized by flat, low-lying coral atolls.

Population

Cocos Islands has a population of 596 making it the 236th largest in the world.

Malay and English are spoken. The majority ethnic groups are Europeans and Cocos Malays. Sunni Muslim is the majority religion.

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 Cocos Islands is the Dollar (AUD). Its main export is copra. Its major imports include foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017