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Cocos at a Glance

Location:Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia, about halfway from Australia to Sri Lanka
Climate:tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year
Terrain:flat, low-lying coral atolls
Resources:fish
Hazards:cyclone season is October to April
Population:596 (July 2009 est.)




A Brief Profile of Cocos

There are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William KEELING discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century. From the 1820s to 1978, members of the CLUNIE-ROSS family controlled the islands and the copra produced from local coconuts. Annexed by the UK in 1857, the Cocos Islands 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.






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