The island is located about 1 600 miles northwest of perth 310 miles south of indonesia and 606 miles away from cocos island. The trail reaches the coast via a steep staircase down the cliff face leading to a rocky shore and small picturesque cove.
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10 30 south 105 40 east.
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. Locate christmas island hotels on a map based on popularity price or availability and see tripadvisor reviews photos and deals. It was a perfect control post for the east indian ocean and it was an important source of phosphates which were needed by japanese industry. Be careful near the water s edge due to wave surges and swell. The settlement flying fish cove climate.
Click on the info icons for more information about a location. Map of christmas island wa 6798 the territory of christmas island is an australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. Christmas island had a population of 1 843 residents as of 2016. It leads to a small car park and on to a 1 4km marked walking trail through rugged terrace forest.
With interactive christmas island map view regional highways maps road situations transportation lodging guide geographical map physical maps and more information. Satellite view and map of kiritimati pronounced ki ris mas the largest atoll in the world. The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world about 388 square kilometres 150 square miles. Kiritimati or christmas island is a pacific ocean coral atoll in the northern line islands it is part of the republic of kiribati its gilbertese name is the rendition of the english word christmas according to its sounds in which the combination ti is pronounced s and the name is thus pronounced k ə ˈ r ɪ s m ə s.
Map of christmas island showing the location of flying fish cove the settlement. It was discovered on christmas day 1643 by captain william minors of the british east india company thus the name. Christmas island is located in the indian ocean around 350 kilometres 220 mi south of java and sumatra and around 1 550 kilometres 960 mi north west of the closest point on the australian mainland. On christmas island map you can view all states regions cities towns districts avenues streets and popular centers satellite sketch and terrain maps.
It was important for two reasons. Hot tropical conditions year round but the weather can change rapidly when regional monsoons blow in from the northwest. Kiritimati is one of the line islands a chain of atolls and coral islands on both sides of the equator in the central pacific ocean 2 000 km 1 250 mi south of hawaii. The island was formerly known until 1981 as christmas island.
Map of christmas island and information page. 298 km south of java. An australian external territory claimed from britain in 1958. Christmas island is located in the indian ocean around 350 kilometres 220 mi south of java and sumatra and around 1 550 kilometres 960 mi north west of the closest point on the australian mainland.
Its lagoon is roughly the same size. Since 1900 the island had been mined for its phosphate and at the time of. It has an area of 135 square kilometres 52 sq mi. Christmas island a flat summit of an underwater mountain which measures about 14 800 feet high and rises about 13 780 feet below the sea and only 984 feet above the sea.
At the time christmas island was a british possession under administrative control of the straits settlement situated 161 nmi 185 mi. Winifred beach the vehicle track to winifred beach is a rough but scenic drive mostly though semi deciduous rainforests. Map of christmas island area hotels.
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