tirsdag 16. juni 2015

Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2.072 residents who live in a number of settlement areas on the northern tip of the island.  The majority of the population are Chinese Australian.  It is called "Christmas Island" because it was discovered on Christmas Day 25th December 1643.

The islands geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance has led to a high level of endemism among its flora and fauna, which is of interest to scientists and naturalists.  63% is an Australian national Park.

Flag of Christmas Island

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