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Although Christmas Island is a territory of Australia, it is actually located closer to another country. Which of the following nations is geographically closest to Christmas Island?
One of the most interesting names that I've seen for a territorial or national capital is Christmas Island's Flying Fish Cove. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding Flying Fish Cove?
Flying Fish Cove is located on the southwest portion of Christmas Island.
Approximately one-third of the inhabitants of Christmas Island live in Flying Fish Cove.
It is often simply referred to as 'The Settlement.'
When Flying Fish Cove was established in 1888 it was the first British settlement on Christmas Island.
As you may have guessed, Christmas Island's name is derived from the fact that it was discovered by the British on December 25th. On December 25th of what year did Captain William Mynors of the vessel 'Royal Mary' name the island Christmas Island?
What comprises approximately two-thirds of the land mass of Christmas Island?
Which of the following choices best describes the flag of Christmas Island?
A white-fimbriated symmetric red cross on a blue-white field with a white-fimbriated countercharged saltire of red and white.
Light green with a lotus flower above a stylized bridge and water in white, beneath an arc of five gold, five-pointed stars.
Red with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side.
Blue/green diagonal coloring with the southern cross on the blue half, a golden bosun bird on the green half and a gold circle containing the shape of the island in green.
What ethnicity represents 70% of the population of Christmas Island?
The territory of Christmas Island is actually part of a larger administrative unit within Australia. Along with Christmas Island, what other island group is part of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories?
Christmas Island experienced a large influx of refugees from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. The island's infrastructure could not accommodate all of these refugees so the Australian Navy transported them to neighboring countries. This practice on Christmas Island was part of a larger governmental policy developed in 2001. What was the name given to the Australian government's policy of transporting asylum seekers to detention camps on small island nations?
Indian Ocean Solution
Christmas Island's government is made up of a unicameral legislature called the Shire of Christmas Island. Which of the following statements regarding this governmental unit is true?
There are 36 councillor seats in the Shire.
During each election one-fourth of the members stand for re-election.
Elections are held every six years.
The Shire's first elections were held in May 1993.
Much of the coast of Christmas Island is comprised of steep cliffs and the interior of the island forms a central plateau. What is the name for Christmas Island's highest point, also the zenith of the central plateau?
Dolly Beach Hill
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