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Christmas Island

  • Type: Island
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

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. - The World Factbook



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1643/12/25 East India Company Owner The ROYAL MARY, Captained by William Mynors for the English East India Company, sails by Christmas Island.

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Physiographic feature Island

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Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia - The World Factbook

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Historic Use Natural Feature
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature

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