Quick Data on Cocos Islands
|Short Name||Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
|Long Name||Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
|Total Area||14 sq km|
Geography of Cocos Islands
As a country in Australia – Oceania, with coordinates at 12 30 S, 96 50 E, Cocos Islands neighbors n/a. The terrain in Cocos Islands is described as flat, low-lying coral atolls, with an average elevation point of n/a. The climate of Cocos Islands: tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year.
|Surface Total||14 sq km|
|Land Surface||14 sq km|
|Water Surface||0 sq km|
|Land Boundaries||0 km|
|Lowest Elevation Point||n/a|
|Highest Elevation Point||South Point on South Island 9 m|
Resources of Cocos Islands
The country enjoys many types of natural resources, with the main ones being fish. The agricultural land occupies 0% of Cocos Islands, while the land covered with forests is estimated at 0.00%.
|Percent of Total Land||Surface Sq km||Data|
|Agricultural Land||0%||0 sq km||2011 est.|
|Irrigated Land||n/a sq km||n/a|
|Forest Land||0.00%||0 sq km||2011 est.|
|Other Land||100.00%||14 sq km||2011 est.|
Population of Cocos Islands
The population of the country is estimated at 596 people, with the biggest urban area having n/a. Known as Cocos Islander(s), the people from Cocos Islands come from diversified ethnic groups such as Europeans, Cocos Malays. The official language is English, Malay. Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 75%, Anglican 3.5%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, none 12.9%, unspecified 6.3% (2016 est.).
|Official Language||English, Malay|
|Other Languages||English 22.3%, Malay (Cocos dialect) 68.8%, unspecified 8.9% (2016 est.)|
|Birth Rate||n/a births / 1000 population (n/a)|
|Death Rate||n/a deaths / 1000 population (n/a)|
|Urban Population||n/a of total population (n/a)|
|Physicians Density||n/a physicians/1,000 population (n/a)|
|Hospital Beds Density||n/a beds/1,000 population (n/a)|
Governing Type of Cocos Islands
Cocos Islands is a non-self-governing overseas territory of Australia. The legal system makes use of common law based on the Australian model.
|Governing Type||non-self-governing overseas territory of Australia|
|Citizenship by Birth||see Australia|
|Citizenship by Descent||n/a|
|Residency Requirement for Naturalization||n/a|
|Suffrage Vote||18 years of age|
Economy of Cocos Islands
From a population total of 596, the labor force is NA. The main products in agriculture are: vegetables, bananas, pawpaws, coconuts. Among the main industries considerable for the economy are: copra products, tourism. Its exports cover copra. The main import products are: foodstuffs.
|GDP / Capita||n/a|
|Internet Penetration Rate||n/a (n/a)|
For latest imports and exports data we recommend checking the website for the National Bank of Cocos Islands, statistics sectio