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 COCOS ISLANDER POLITICAL
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Background: There are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William KEELING discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century. Annexed by the UK in 1857, they were transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. The population on the two inhabited islands generally is split between the ethnic Europeans on West Island and the ethnic Malays on Home Island.
 
 
Common Name: Cocos Islands Local Official Name: Cocos Islands
Abbreviated Name: Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Official Name: Cocos Islands
Official Script Name: Cocos Islands Local Common Name: Cocos Islands
Former Name: Cocos Islands Territory of: Australia
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services
 
Independence: none (territory of Australia)
 
Constitution: 1955 November 23 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act of 1955 as amended by the Territories Law Reform Act of 1992
 
National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January (1788)
 
International Organization Participation: NA
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of Australia)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: based upon the laws of Australia and local laws
 
Suffrage: NA years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: unicameral Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council (7 seats) elections: held every two years with half the members standing for election; last held in May 2005 (next to be held in May 2007) Legislative Branch: unicameral Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council (7 seats) elections: held every two years with half the members standing for election; last held in May 2005 (next to be held in May 2007) Judicial Branch: Supreme Court; Magistrate's Court
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 COCOS ISLANDER GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Cocos Islands: Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia, about halfway from Australia to Sri Lanka
 
Continent: Asia Land Area Total: 14 sq km 
Region: Southeast Asia Land Area Land: 14 sq km
Capitol City: West Island Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 012 30 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 096 50 E Border Boundary Coastline: 26 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 5 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Indian Ocean
  
Largest City in Cocos Islands: Bantam Bantam Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: fresh water resources are limited to rainwater accumulations in natural underground reservoirs
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: fish
 
Geographical Terrain: flat, low-lying coral atolls
 
Comparative Area of Cocos Islands: about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
 
Cocos Islands's Geography: islands are thickly covered with coconut palms and other vegetation
 

 COCOS ISLANDER CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year
 
Natural Hazards: cyclone season is October to April
 
 
 COCOS ISLANDER ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Grown throughout the islands, coconuts are the sole cash crop. Small local gardens and fishing contribute to the food supply, but additional food and most other necessities must be imported from Australia. There is a small tourist industry.
 
 
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: 60.00 % 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: vegetables, bananas, pawpaws, coconuts
 
Primary Industries: copra products and tourism
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - foodstuffs
 
Import Partners: Australia
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - copra
 
Export Partners: Australia
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others
 
  
 COCOS ISLANDER COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 3 Number of People with Radios: 300
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 287 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 2 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .cc Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: CC Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 61-892 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: connected within Australia's telecommunication system domestic: NA international: country code - 61-891; telephone, telex, and facsimile communications with Australia and elsewhere via satellite; 1 INTELSAT satellite earth station
 
  
 COCOS ISLANDER TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 10 km Railways: 0 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: Port Refuge
 
  
 COCOS ISLANDER PEOPLE
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Population: 574 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: -0.22% 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: COCOS ISLANDER
 
Ethnic Groups: Europeans, Cocos Malays 
 
  
Primary Language: Malay
 
Other Languages: Malay (Cocos dialect), English
 
 
Primary Religion: Sunni Muslim
 
Other Religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20%
 
  
 COCOS ISLANDER MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of Australia; the territory has a five-person police force
 
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
 
 
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