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|Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Origin of Name The Keeling Islands were named for their discoverer, Captain William Keeling. The etymology of "Cocos" is unknown.
Location an archipelago of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, between Indonesia and Australia
Total Area 5.5 sq mi
(14 sq km)
Form of Government
non-self-governing territory of Australia
Day; January 26 (1788)
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