The Shire

The municipality of the Shire of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands encompasses all of the Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The islands are an Australian Territory located in the Indian Ocean at Latitude 12 deg 10' South longitude 96 deg 50' East. The islands lie 2,768 km north-west of Perth, 3,685 km due west of Darwin, approximately 900 km south-south west of Christmas Island and approximately 1,000 km south-west of Java and Sumatra. The highest point above sea level is 9 metres which is located on South Island. The islands in the southern atoll comprise an area totalling 14 square kilometres.

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The Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands logo was redesigned with the aim to reflect the unique element of Cocos and to connect strongly with the ocean that effects all aspects of life of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire.

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