Christmas Island

Christmas Island is an Australian territory within the Indian Ocean. It lies about 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers) northwest of Perth. The island is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) lengthy. It’s about 9 miles (15 kilometers) extensive. Its essential business is phosphate mining. Most of its individuals are Chinese language or Malays.

Captain William Mynors sighted and named the island on Christmas Day of 1643. Mynors was a British service provider. The British took management of the island in 1888. Phosphate mining started in 1897. The island turned an Australian territory in 1958.

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