Articles in Cocos (Keeling) Islands ( 9 )

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  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands

    The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands /ˈkkəs/ and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

  • West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

    West Island is the capital of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The population is roughly 120. It is the less populous of the two inhabited islands (the other is Home Island). It was part of the Clunies-Ross plantation and an airstrip was built here duri…

  • North Keeling

    North Keeling is a small, uninhabited coral atoll, approximately 1.2 square kilometres (0.46 sq mi) in area, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Horsburgh Island. It is the northernmost atoll and island of the Australian territory of the Cocos (Kee…

  • Home Island

    Home Island, also known locally as Pulu Selma, is one of only two permanently inhabited islands of the 26 islands of the Southern Atoll of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an Australian Overseas Territory in the central-eastern Indian Ocean.

  • Shire of Cocos

    The Shire of Cocos is a local government area which manages local affairs on the Australian external territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (12°07′S96°54′E) ; post code: 6799).

  • William Keeling

    Captain William Keeling (1578–1620), of the East India Company, was a British sea captain. He commanded the Susanna on the second East India Company voyage in 1604. During this voyage his crew was reduced to fourteen men and one of the ships vanishe…