Cocos Islands

8 May, 2010

  

Кокосовые острова (Килинг) ( Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Cocos Islands (Килинг) ( Coconuts (Keeling) Islands) - A group of 27 small coral islands, located in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago of coral origin is from the southern part and separately located in the 25 miles North Keeling. Territory - 14,3 km. Population - 596 people., mostly Malays.
In the largest of the islands - most of the population lives West. The main occupation of the population - the cultivation of coconut and copra production, well developed tourism. The climate is humid tropical, the cyclone season from October to April. The administrative center is located on the West Island (West Island). Official language - English. Almost the entire population is Muslim.

The islands were discovered by Captain William Keeling English in 1609 year.

With 23 November 1955 year placed under the administration of Australia. 1 September 1978 the Australian Government purchased a descendant Klyuniz Ross almost all the land, remnants were bought in 1986 year. 6 April 1984 was held a referendum on self-determination for the islands. The majority in favor of maintaining ties with Australia.

  

  

 

 

 

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