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  Kiritimati (Christmas Isl.)
Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world with an area of 248 square miles of which 125 square miles is land and the remainder lagoon.
Christmas Island has been almost continuously occupied only since 1882, when the first attempt was made to plant coconuts for copra production commercially.
Christmas is the District capital, complete with all the requisite governmental trappings of an outpost.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /kiribati/about_destin/kiritimati.html   (3109 words)

  
 Christmas Island Bomb Tests Picture Gallery 2
The pictures painted are quite vivid and certainly convey the impression that the US military tests on Christmas Island were detrimental to the health of both the crew of these vessels and to the people of Christmas Island.
In 1975 a further examination of Christmas Island was undertaken by American experts as part of the preparation for the establishment of a Japanese tracking station.
The USS Marshall was at Christmas Island during the 1962 atomic test.
www.janeresture.com /christmas_bombs/picture_gallery2.htm   (1266 words)

  
 CVC's Christmas on Christmas Island, Guam, Micronesia
On the 25th of December, Christmas Day, in 1643, an island off the coast of Australia was discovered and because of this, the island was appropriately named Christmas Island by Captain William Mynors.
As is typical of tropical islands that maintain large old groves of coconut palms, visitors to Christmas Island are always impressed by the enormous land crabs that guard every road and pathway.
This unusual tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, some 1300 miles south of Hawaii, is part of the Republic of Kiribati, known previously as the Gilbert Islands.
www.cvc.org /christmas/micronesia.htm   (1138 words)

  
 Christmas Island Bomb Tests
Christmas Island was now being envisaged as a transit base for the Far East and R.A.F. Transport Command took over.
Other tests were going on at Johnston Island 1,200 miles to the north-west and on 8th July it was recorded that the midnight high-altitude explosion there was clearly visible on Christmas Island.
In Britain, too, strategic imperatives were changing and the Christmas Island base was an early casualty of the withdrawal of British Forces from the Pacific theatre.
www.janeresture.com /christmas_bombs   (2113 words)

  
 Adelaide IMC: newswire/356
Almost 25% of Christmas Island's population turned out for a rally on Friday, in support of the 460 asylum seekers being looked after on board the Norwegian freighter "Tampa".
Perhaps the attitude of the Christmas Island people is different from those on the mainland, but they are the ones who are going to be far more affected by the arrival of the refugees.
The story I'm writing is trying to link three events that have taken place on the island during August, the first being the refugee crisis, secondly the Hungry Ghost Festival, and thirdly the attempt to exhume the body of a missing servicman, who was buried on the island during the second world war.
www.adelaide.indymedia.org.au /front.php3?article_id=357&group=webcast   (508 words)

  
 Christmas Island, Map and Flag
Almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park.
the flag of Australia is used; note - in early 1986, the Christmas Island Assembly held a design competition for an island flag, however, the winning design has never been formally adopted as the official flag of the territory
The Australian Government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island, slated to begin operation in 2003.
www.greatestcities.com /Oceania/Christmas_Island.html   (478 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Christmas Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Southeastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
note: mainly tropical rainforest; 63% of the island is a national park (2001)
Christmas Island Act of 1958-59 (1 October 1958)
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/kt.html   (506 words)

  
 Christmas Island - Auctions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Christmas 1975 - FDC Norfolk Island - Christmas Lily - $3.99
Christmas 1987 - S/Sheet FDC - Christmas Island - $3.99
FUNGI Mushrooms of Christmas Island FDC 1984 - $3.99
www.d43.com /Christmas-Island-s.html   (1507 words)

  
 World Factbook 2000 [B] - CHRISTMAS ISLAND (by the CIA)
Background: This island was annexed by the UK in 1888, following the discovery of phosphate rock.
Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by the Australian governor general head of government: Administrator (acting) Graham NICHOLLS (since NA) elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the governor general of Australia and represents the monarch and Australia
Legislative branch: unicameral Christmas Island Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve one-year terms) elections: last held NA December 1999 (next to be held NA December 2000) election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 9
www.authorama.com /world-2000-b-5.html   (780 words)

  
 A National Salute to Bob Hope and our Military Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that the Bob Hope Legacy Foundation has contributed the funds to make this tribute a reality.
The new monument is "composed of a central sculpture of Hope and fifteen figures depicting military personnel from the almost sixty years the comedian spent entertaining American troops...
Dolores and Linda Hope have endorsed the National Salute to Bob Hope and our Military, and Taffy III is communicating with Linda on an ongoing basis.
www.hopetribute.org   (387 words)

  
 Christmas Island - Cellular Phone Cards - Calling Cards to Christmas Island - Cellular   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Christmas Island - Cellular Phone Cards - Christmas Island - Cellular Calling Cards
calling to a land line in Christmas Island from USA - Continental [go…]
Our Christmas Island - Cellular phone cards come with a 100% guarantee.
speedypin.com /phone/cards/Christmas+Island+-+Cellular   (127 words)

  
 eBay - military christmas, Holiday, Seasonal, Militaria items on eBay.com
 90 items found for military christmas in eBay Stores.
The Night Before Christmas in the Military (Night Be...
THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW Bob Hope military tours.
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 Christmas Island :: Maps :: Information :: Statistics
Named in 1643 for the day of its discovery, the island was annexed and settlement was begun by the UK in 1888.
unicameral Christmas Island Shire Council (9 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
The Australian Government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island, projected to begin operations in mid-2004
www.maps4free.com /map-of-christmas-island.shtml   (495 words)

  
 Christmas Island Phone Cards - Calling Cards to Christmas Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Christmas Island Phone Cards - Christmas Island Calling Cards
calling to a cell phone in Christmas Island from USA - Continental [go…]
Our Christmas Island phone cards come with a 100% guarantee.
speedypin.com /phone/cards/Christmas+Island   (109 words)

  
 A Military Christmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is composed of 2,300 islands; Diego Garcia, largest and southernmost island, occupies a strategic location in the central Indian Ocean.
Diego Garcia is the site of a joint US-UK military facility; mostly U.S. Navy.
The Christmas traditions are reflections of traditions in the United States.
www.christmas.com /worldview/io   (79 words)

  
 Prepaid Long Distance Christmas Island - Convenient Calling - Competitive Rates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
DialAdvantage makes calling to Christmas Island more affordable and more convenient than standard Christmas Island phone cards.
And with DialAdvantage you'll recieve ultra-competitive REAL RATES to Christmas Island.
Make the switch from standard calling cards to Christmas Island and sign up today for the affordable and convenient DialAdvantage prepaid long distance service.
dialadvantage.com /phone/cards/Christmas+Island   (185 words)

  
 CIA -- The World Factbook -- Christmas Island
Introduction Geography People Government Economy Communications Transportation Military Transnational Issues
The phosphate mine, closed in 1987, was reopened four years later, but the need for an alternative industry has spurred investment in tourism.
Old mining areas are being restored, and almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park.
www.wifak.uni-wuerzburg.de /fact01/geos/kt.html   (422 words)

  
 Christmas Island Military 1997 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Christmas Island Military 1997 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Military - note defense is the responsibility of Australia
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photius.com /wfb1997/christmas_island/christmas_island_military.html   (50 words)

  
 Military Loan - Military Christmas Loans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Weblog of the freelance writer and former San Jose Mercury News columnist.
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www.military.online-loan-finder.com /militarychristmasloans   (430 words)

  
 Christmas Island Communications | Christmas Island's Communications | Christmas Islands Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
TravelBlog » World Facts » Christmas Island » Communications
Telephones - main lines in use: NA Telephones - mobile cellular: NA Telephone system: general assessment: service provided by the Australian network domestic: only analog mobile telephone service is available international: country code - 61; satellite earth stations - one Intelsat earth station provides telephone and telex service (2000)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (2004)
www.travelblog.org /World/kt-comm.html   (148 words)

  
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