Traveling Luck for Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Asia

Cocos Islander flag

Cocos Islands is located in Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia, about halfway from Australia to Sri Lanka.

Land in Cocos Islands is flat, low-lying coral atolls.

Cocos Islander land covers an area of 14 square kilometers which is about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

As for the Cocos Islander climate; tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year.

Cocos Islander(s) speak Malay (Cocos dialect), English.

Cocos Islander National Map

Cocos Islander Map

Regions of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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.

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.

Cocos Islander natural resources include fish

islands are thickly covered with coconut palms and other vegetation

Cocos Islander religion is Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20% (2002 est.).

Natural hazards in Cocos Islands include cyclone season is October to April.