Christmas Island BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +7 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|10°29'29 / 105°37'22|
|CX / CXR|
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
|Flying Fish Cove|
|Christmas Island banks list|
Christmas Island Introduction
Christmas Island (English: Christmas Island) is an Australian overseas territory located in the northeast of the Indian Ocean. It is a volcanic island with an area of 135 square kilometers. It is about 500 kilometers from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to the north, about 2,600 kilometers from the Australian west coast capital of Perth to the southeast, and 975 kilometers from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, another Australian overseas territory. Christmas Island has a population of about 2,072 people, most of whom live in Feiyu Bay, Silver City, Mid-Levels and Drumsite in the northern part of the island. The largest ethnic group on Christmas Island is Chinese. The official language is English, but Malay and Cantonese are commonly used on the island. Australia's parliamentary constituency belongs to Ringgit Ali, Northern Territory.
Christmas Island is a non-self-governing territory, a territory directly owned and administered by the federal government (Australian Indian Ocean Territory). The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government of the Federal Government is responsible for management (before 2010 by the Ministry of Law, before 2007 by the Ministry of Transport and Rural Services). Its laws belong to the federal jurisdiction, administratively under the jurisdiction of the Governor of Australia, who will appoint an administrator to represent Australia and the monarch to govern the territory.
Since Christmas Island is far away from the capital Canberra, in fact, since 1992, the federal government has legislated Christmas Island to apply Western Australian laws (but in inappropriate Under circumstances, the federal government will decide that certain Western Australian laws are not applicable or only partially used). At the same time, the federal government entrusted the judicial power of Christmas Island to the courts of Western Australia. In addition, the federal government also entrusts the Western Australian government through a service contract to provide Christmas Island with services (such as education, health, etc.) that will be provided by the state government elsewhere, and the cost is borne by the federal government.
The territory of Christmas Island is zoned as a local government, and Christmas Island County has a nine-seat county council. The county government provides services generally provided by local governments, such as road maintenance and garbage collection. County councillors are directly elected by the residents of Christmas Island. They serve a four-year term and are elected every two years, each electing four to five of the nine seats.
The residents of Christmas Island are considered Australian citizens and are required to participate in federal elections. Voters on Christmas Island are counted as voters in the Northern Territory Lin Jiali (Lingiari) electorate when they elect the House of Representatives, and count as voters in the Northern Territory when they elect the Senate.