Keeling Islands

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Kee·ling Islands


Keeling Islands

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(Placename) another name for the Cocos Islands

Co′cos Is′lands

(ˈkoʊ koʊs)
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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The Flora of the Galapagos Archipelago is the subject of a separate memoir by him, in the 'Linnean Transactions.' The Reverend Professor Henslow has published a list of the plants collected by me at the Keeling Islands; and the Reverend J.
Kevin and Jayne Whelan have just completed a circumnavigation, taking their son James (13) and daughter Alexis (5) on a world trip leaving Sydney in 2011, taking in the Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Mauritius, La Reunion, Africa, St Helena, Spain and more, through the Panama Canal across the Pacific and back to Sydney.
In 1997, it was formally united with the Keeling Islands to form the Australian Indian Ocean Territories and is now administered from Canberra by the federal Attorney-General's Department.