Cocos Islands


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Co·cos Islands

 (kō′kōs) also Kee·ling Islands (kē′lĭng)
An island group in the eastern Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra. Discovered in 1609, the islands were settled by the British in 1826 and are today administered by Australia.

Cocos Islands

(ˈkəʊkɒs; ˈkəʊkəs)
pl n
(Placename) a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Java: a Territory of Australia since 1955. Pop: 596 (2010). Area: 13 sq km (5 sq miles). Also called: Keeling Islands

Co′cos Is′lands

(ˈkoʊ koʊs)
n.pl.
a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, SW of Java, administered by Australia. 609; 5.5 sq. mi. (14 sq. km). Also called Keeling Islands.
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Contract Awarded for Agent Services at Cocos Islands, WA
The red crab is endemic to Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
ON Monday, the High Court of Australia granted a temporary injunction against the transfer of 153 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers to that country's authorities after a boat conveying them from India was intercepted by an Australian "border protection" vessel near the Cocos Islands.
Australian border patrol personnel intercepted the first vessel carrying 41 Sri Lankans west of the remote Cocos Islands last week, after they were suspected of entering Australian waters illegally.
Australia already had two AP-3C Orion aircraft involved in the search for the plane, one of them looking north and west of the remote Cocos Islands.
The plane will search the north and west of the Cocos Islands.
Found in waters around Australia, Cocos Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vietnam, the giant southern clam is mainly a filter feeder.
Targeted to approximately 200,000 premises outside the reach of the NBN fiber optic and fixed wireless services, including outback areas and Australia's external territories such as Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Macquarie Island, and the Cocos Islands
He pointed to the decision to base 2500 US marines near Darwin, recent speculation about a secret chapter on war with China in Australia's 2009 military blueprint, banning Chinese company Huawei from investing in the National Broadband Network and plans for American surveilance drones take off from the Australian Indian ocean territory of Cocos Islands.
On 325 overseas visits to countries great and small, from the US (four times) to the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean (population 600), everywhere she goes the welcome is much the same.
Several contingents of the CDF were transferred to the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
Australia's Virgin Blue plans to start non-stop services between Perth and Christmas and Cocos Islands from early April.