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About Christmas Island

Christmas Island as the name suggests was discovered on the Christmas Day. Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean. Chinese Australians form the major part of the population of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is quite an isolated place and that has allowed it to maintain its indigenous flora and fauna in their endemic forms. Almost 63% of the area of Christmas Island is a well-known national park of Australia. There are 42 caves in Christmas Island, some of the most famous of them are Lost Lake Cave, Full Frontal Cave and Daniel Roux Cave. Hugh's Dale waterfall is a popular tourists’ attraction of Christmas Island. Fishing, snorkeling and swimming are the popular activities that are enjoyed by the visitors on the island. In all, Christmas Island offers a unique and memorable experience to all of its visitors.
Red-footed Booby, Abbott's Booby, Brown Booby, Common Noddy, Christmas Thrush, Christmas Imperial Pigeon and Christmas Island red crab are some fauna species that make Christmas Island so exclusive a place.

Currency :

Australian dollar (AUD)

Time Zone :


Calling Code :

+ 61

Capital :

Flying Fish Cove

Official Language :


Area :

135 km²

Population :

1,402 (2010)

Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy for details of visa and other documentations.