What is the capital of Cocos (Keeling) Islands?
|Country Name||Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
|Full Country Name||Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
|Etymology- history of name||the name refers to the abundant coconut trees on the islands and to English Captain William KEELING, the first European to sight the islands in 1609|
|Government Type||non-self-governing overseas territory of Australia|
|Capital Name||West Island|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||12 10 S, 96 50 E|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC+6.5 (11.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)|
|Independence||none (territory of Australia)|
|National Holiday||Australia Day (commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of Australian settlers), 26 January (1788)|
history: 23 November 1955 (Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955)
amendments: amended many times, last in 2016
|Dependency Status||non-self governing territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport|
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