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 CHRISTMAS ISLAND POLITICAL
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Background: Named in 1643 for the day of its discovery, the island was annexed and settlement was begun by the UK in 1888. Phosphate mining began in the 1890s. The UK transferred sovereignty to Australia in 1958. Almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park.
 
 
Common Name: Christmas Island Local Official Name: Christmas Island
Abbreviated Name: Territory of Christmas Island Official Name: Christmas Island
Official Script Name: Christmas Island Local Common Name: Christmas Island
Former Name: Christmas Island Territory of: Australia
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: NA
 
Independence: none (territory of Australia)
 
Constitution: Christmas Island Act of 1958-59 (1 October 1958) as amended by the Territories Law Reform Act of 1992
 
National Holiday: NA
 
International Organization Participation: NA
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of Australia)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: under the authority of the governor general of Australia and Australian law
 
Suffrage: NA years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by the Australian governor general Head of government: Administrator Neil LUCAS (since 30 January 2006) Elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia and represents the monarch and Australia Legislative Branch: unicameral Christmas Island Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) elections: held every two years with half the members standing for election; last held in May 2005 (next to be held in May 2007) election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 9 Judicial Branch: Supreme Court; District Court; Magistrate's Court
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Christmas Island: Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 135 sq km 
Region: South Pacific Oceania Land Area Land: 135 sq km
Capitol City: The Settlement Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 010 30 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 105 40 E Border Boundary Coastline: 138 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 361 m Location: Murray Hill
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Indian Ocean
  
Largest City in Christmas Island: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: phosphate, beaches
 
Geographical Terrain: steep cliffs along coast rise abruptly to central plateau
 
Comparative Area of Christmas Island: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Christmas Island's Geography: located along major sea lanes of Indian Ocean
 

 CHRISTMAS ISLAND CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds
 
Natural Hazards: the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard
 
 
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Phosphate mining had been the only significant economic activity, but in December 1987 the Australian Government closed the mine. In 1991, the mine was reopened. With the support of the government, a $34 million casino opened in 1993. The casino closed in 1998. The Australian Government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island, projected to begin operations in the near future.
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: Australian dollar
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: AUD
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: Australian dollars per US dollar - 1.3095 (2005), 1.3598 (2004), 1.5419 (2003), 1.8406 (2002), 1.9334 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $0 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $0 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: NA
 
Primary Industries: tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - consumer goods
 
Import Partners: principally Australia
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - phosphate
 
Export Partners: Australia, NZ
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: tourism 400 people, mining 100 people
 
  
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 3 Number of People with Radios: 1,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 600
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 0 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 2 Internet Users: 464
 
Internet Country Code: .cx Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: KT Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 61-891 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: service provided by the Australian network domestic: GSM mobile telephone service replaced older analog system in February 2005 international: country code - 61-891; satellite earth stations - one INTELSAT earth station provides telephone and telex service
 
  
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 32 km Railways: 24 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Flying Fish Cove
 
  
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND PEOPLE
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Population: 1,493 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: -9.00% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: CHRISTMAS ISLAND
 
Ethnic Groups: Chinese 70%, European 20%, Malay 10% note: no indigenous population 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English (official), Chinese, Malay
 
 
Primary Religion: Buddhist
 
Other Religions: Buddhist 36%, Muslim 25%, Christian 18%, other 21%
 
  
 CHRISTMAS ISLAND MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of Australia
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
Note: Phrasebase uses a variety of sources when compiling the facts and information presented above. This information is continually updated throughout the year.
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