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ID: 7004615
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004615

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Christmas Island (dependent state)  Christmas Island (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 10 30 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -10.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 105 40 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 105.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Island has no indigenous inhabitants; sighted in 1615 by Richard Rowe; named by Captain Mynors of British East India Company in 1643; Europeans arrived ca. 1650; annexed by Britain in 19th century; important for rich forests and as haven for various fauna.

Names:
Christmas Island (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ named on Christmas Day in 1643
Territory of Christmas Island (C,V,English,U,N)
Weihnachtsinsel (C,O,German-P,U,N)
l'île Christmas (C,V,French-P,U,N)
Isla Christmas (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
KT00 (C,O,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Christmas Island (dependent state)  ........  Christmas Island (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Australia (nation)  ........  Australia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Christmas Island (dependent state)  ............  Christmas Island (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of <Oceans> (miscellaneous)  ....  <Oceans> (miscellaneous) (P)
Hierarchy of Indian Ocean (ocean)  ........  Indian Ocean (ocean) (P)
Hierarchy of Christmas Island (dependent state)  ............  Christmas Island (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  British from 19th cen., ceded to Australia in 1958
primary political unit (C)
external territory (C)
island (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Flying Fish Cove .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Christmas Island) [1098681]

Sources and Contributors:
Christmas Island..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 283
.............................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-21
Isla Christmas..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
KT00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
l'île Christmas..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Territory of Christmas Island..........  [VP]
..................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Weihnachtsinsel..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 283
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-21
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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