Last updated on August 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Christmas Island is a country in Australia/Oceania. The official name of Christmas Island is the Territory of Christmas Island. The people of Christmas Island are called Australians. The country is situated in Southeastern Asia, an island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Christmas Island has also been influenced. The etymology of Christmas Island can be defined as; Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, an English East India Company vessel, named the island when he sailed past it on Christmas Day, in 1643.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups on Christmas Island include Chinese Peranakans, Malay, Australian, English, Irish, and others.
The national colors of the country are green, gold, white, and blue. The emoji flag of the country is ????????, and the ISO code is CXR.
Christmas Island is known for its seabirds, snorkeling, and diving, whale sharks, and stunning coral reefs. The national dish of Christmas Island is Pickled eggs.
The capital of the country is Flying Fish Cove, which is also the largest city on Christmas Island.
The country’s total area is 135 km² (52 sq mi), and the total population is 1,843. The country’s average elevation is 181 m (591 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Cliffs along the coast rise abruptly to the central plateau. The country’s usual climate is tropical with a wet season (December to April) and dry season; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Christmas Island has 138 km of coastline.
The Australian dollar serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Christmas Island is .cx and the country code is +61. The golden bosun bird is the country’s coat of arms.
28 February is designated as National Day. In Christmas Island, the majority of the population practices Christianity, Islam, and Traditional faiths as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Christmas Island has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Christmas Island’s national animal is the Land crab The national flower is Christmas Island Waxvine . The highest peak is Murray Hill.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Christmas Island and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
The country’s national anthem was written by Peter Dodds McCormick, and composed by Peter Dodds McCormick.
“Research and Discovery” is the official motto of the country.
David Hurley (Governor General) is the current Prime minister of Christmas Island.
Christmas Island has declared Malay and Mandarin as the country’s official languages.
|Territory of Christmas Island
|Territory of Christmas Island
|Southeastern Asia, an island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
|Country name etymology
|Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, an English East India Company vessel, named the island when he sailed past it on Christmas Day, in 1643
|Tropical with a wet season (December to April) and dry season; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds
|Cliffs along the coast rise abruptly to the central plateau
|Christianity, Islam, & Traditional faiths
|Flying Fish Cove
|Chinese Peranakans, Malay, Australian, English, Irish & other
|Head of government
|Drive on the Left-hand side
|135 km² (52 sq mi)
|181 m (591 ft)
|Emergency telephone numbers
|Emergency Telephone Numbers
The National animal of Christmas Island is Land crab
The National flower of Christmas Island is Christmas Island Waxvine . Botanical name is Hoya Aldrichii.
The National bird of Christmas Island is Not Declared
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