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Here are some interesting facts about Christmas Island - Category: Introduction - Background: Named in 1643 for the day of its discovery, the island was annexed and settlement began by the UK in 1888. Phosphate mining began in the 1890s. The UK transferred sovereignty to Australia in 1958. Almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park.

Category: Government - Flag description: territorial flag; divided diagonally from upper hoist to lower fly; the upper triangle is green with a yellow image of the Golden Bosun Bird superimposed, while the lower triangle is blue with the Southern Cross constellation, representing Australia, superimposed; a centered yellow disk displays a green map of the island; note: the flag of Australia is used for official purposes

Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

Category: Economy - Imports: $NA

Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: loss of rainforest; impact of phosphate mining

Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: Flying Fish Cove

Category: Communications - Telephones - mobile cellular: NA

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Australia

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

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  1. Economy - Labor force: NA

  2. Geography - Coastline (km): 138.9 km

  3. Economy - Currency (code): Australian dollar (AUD)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook