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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Pulu Kokos (Keeling) (Cocos Islands Malay)
Wilayah Kepulauan Cocos (Keeling) (Malay)
"Maju Pulu Kita" (Cocos Islands Malay)
(English: "Onward our island")
Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair"
Location of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Location of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (circled in red)
Sovereign state Australia
Annexed by the United Kingdom1857
Transferred from Singapore
to Australia
23 November 1955
CapitalWest Island
12°11′13″S 96°49′42″E / 12.18694°S 96.82833°E / -12.18694; 96.82833
Largest villageBantam (Home Island)
Official languagesNone
Spoken languages
GovernmentDirectly administered dependency
• Monarch
Charles III
David Hurley
Natasha Griggs
Aindil Minkom
Parliament of Australia
• Senate
represented by Northern Territory senators
included in the Division of Lingiari
• Total
14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
• 2016 census
544[1] (not ranked)
• Density
43/km2 (111.4/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (nominal)2010 estimate
• Total
CurrencyAustralian dollar (AU$) (AUD)
Time zoneUTC+06:30
Driving sideleft[3]
Calling code+61 891
WA 6799
ISO 3166 codeCC
Internet TLD.cc

Cocos Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, officially the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, are an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka and relatively close to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The territory's dual name reflects that the islands have historically been known as either the Cocos Islands or the Keeling Islands.