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Cocos (Keeling) Islands


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    • Cocos Islands
    • Keeling Islands
    • Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • Keeling-Cocos Islands
    • Kokosinseln
    • Keelinginseln
    • Cocos-Keeling-Inseln
    • ココス諸島
    • Kokosu Shotō
    • コーコス諸島
    • Pulau Kokos
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        Territory
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        (aat) Territories
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        (lcsh) Australia--Territories and possessions
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  • Sources

    • found: Cocos (Keeling) Islands annual report, 1978-79 (subj.)t.p. (Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
    • found: BGN(Cocos (Keeling) Islands, islands, 12°00ʹS, 96°50ʹE variants: Cocos-Keeling Islands; Keeling Islands)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, August 28, 2015(Cocos (Keeling) Islands; territory of Australia; there are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William Keeling discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century; from the 1820s to 1978, members of the CLUNIE-ROSS family controlled the islands and the copra produced from local coconuts. Annexed by the UK in 1857, the Cocos Islands were transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. Apart from North Keeling Island, which lies 30 kilometers north of the main group, the islands form a horseshoe-shaped atoll surrounding a lagoon. North Keeling Island was declared a national park in 1995 and is administered by Parks Australia. The population on the two inhabited islands generally is split between the ethnic Europeans on West Island and the ethnic Malays on Home Island; conventional long form: Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands; conventional short form: Cocos (Keeling) Islands; 12 30 S, 96 50 E)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 28, 2015:Cocos (Keeling) Islands (The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. The territory consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which two, West Island and Home Island, are inhabited with a total population of approximately 600; The islands have been called the Cocos Islands (from 1622), the Keeling Islands (from 1703), the Cocos-Keeling Islands (since James Horsburgh in 1805) and the Keeling-Cocos Islands (19th century). The form Cocos (Keeling) Islands, attested from 1916, was made official by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955; 12°07ʹS 96°54ʹE)
    • found: German National Library GND, viewed June 13, 2018(Kokosinseln; other names: Cocos Islands; Keelinginseln; Cocos-Keeling-Inseln)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, June 13, 2018(ココス諸島 = Kokosu Shotō; variant: コーコス諸島 = Kōkosu shotō)
    • found: Bahasa & budaya masyarakat Melayu di Pulau Kokos, Australia, 2013:t.p. (Pulau Kokos, loc. in territory of Australia)
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    • 1982-09-28: new
    • 2018-07-24: revised
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