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Christmas Island

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Wikipedia: Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometers (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometers (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometers (52 sq mi). Christmas Island had a population of 1,843 residents as of 2016, the majority of whom live in settlements on the northern tip of the island.

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Christmas Island National Park

Unknown wonders: Christmas IslandJohn Woinarski, Charles Darwin University

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The radical history of Christmas Island – Despite being more than 1,600 kilometres from the mainland, Christmas Island came under Australian sovereignty in the late 1950s. Asian workers, who made up the majority of the island’s population lived under a form of apartheid. In the 1970s, the Christmas Island Workers Union formed and embarked on a struggle for equality.

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