Administrative center: Flying Fish Cove
Location: Volcanic island in the Indian Ocean south of Java
Area: 135 sq km
Currency: Australian dollar
Population: 2,072 (2011)
Christmas Island is very beautiful Island of Australia, inhabited by refugees
This small island is populated by Chinese and Malays. The only industry is phosphate mining. Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, lying south of Java, Indonesia. A national park covers most of the 135-sq-km island, offering rain-forest hikes to wetlands and waterfalls like Hugh’s Dale. Native wildlife includes nesting seabirds and the red crab, a land species known for its late-fall migration to the sea. The island is ringed with snorkelling and diving reefs.