Current time in West Island, Cocos Islands (UTC+6:30)
01:02 AMMonday, Jun 27, 2022
Cocos Islands Time or CCT has a UTC offset of + 6:30. This means that the time zone is 6 and a half hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The time zone is primarily observed by islands in the Indian Ocean all year round. Cocos Islands Time is what is referred to as a non-standard half-hour time zone.
South Keeling Islands is an atoll consisting of 24 individual islets forming an incomplete atoll ring, with a total land area of 13.1 square kilometres (5.1 sq mi). Only Home Island and West Island are populated. The Cocos Malays maintain weekend shacks, referred to as pondoks, on most of the larger islands.
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There are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William KEELING discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century. From the 1820s to 1978, members of the CLUNIES-ROSS family controlled the islands and the copra produced from local coconuts. Annexed by the UK in 1857, the Cocos Islands were transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. Apart from North Keeling Island, which lies 30 kilometers north of the main group, the islands form a horseshoe-shaped a...
Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia, about halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka
12 30 S, 96 50 E
596 (July 2014 est.) country comparison to the world: 236
noun:Cocos Islander(s) adjective:Cocos Islander
Europeans, Cocos Malays
freshwater resources are limited to rainwater accumulations in natural underground reservoirs; illegal fishing a concern
tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year
agricultural land:0% (2018 est.) forest:0% (2018 est.) other:100% (2018 est.)
conventional long form:Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands conventional short form:Cocos (Keeling) Islands etymology: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
non-self governing territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
non-self-governing overseas territory of Australia
Coconuts, grown throughout the islands, are the sole cash crop. Small local gardens and fishing contribute to the food supply, but additional food and most other necessities must be imported from Australia. There is a small tourist industry.
1% (2003) country comparison to the world: 172
general assessment:telephone service is part of the Australian network; an operational local mobile-cellular network available; wireless Internet connectivity available domestic:local area code - 08 international:international code - 61 8; telephone, telex, and facsimile communications with Australia and elsewhere via satellite; satellite earth station - 1 (Intelsat)
1 local radio station staffed by community volunteers; satellite broadcasts of several Australian radio and TV stations available (2017)
total:1 (2020) country comparison to the world: 217
total:1 (2019) 2,438 to 3,047 m:1
total:22 km (2007) paved:10 km (2007) unpaved:12 km (2007) country comparison to the world: 221
An Indian Ocean atoll, which is a territory of Australia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands is comprised of 27 small barrier islands, with just two of the islands inhabited; West Island and Home Island. A view of the lagoon from Home Island. Of the islands, the sleepy and quiet Home Island is home to the Cocos Malay community while West Island is where ...
Diarrhea Kits Available Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an external territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean to the west of Australia. The islands consist of 27 coral islands, but only two are inhabited: West and Home Island. Only 600 people are official residents of the Cocos, with the majority of people living in Bantam.