Christmas Island

a) non self-governing territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean.
b) Alternative name for Kiritimati, an island of Kiribati

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  • Christmas Island —   [ krɪsməs aɪlənd, englisch], Weihnachtsinsel,    1) früherer Name der Insel Kiritimati.    2) vulkanische Insel südlich von Java im Indischen Ozean, 135 km2, 2 600 Einwohner (Chinesen, Inder, Malaien, Europäer); Phosphatabbau; Hauptort und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Christmas Island — 1. island in the Indian Ocean, south of Java: a territory of Australia: 52 sq mi (135 sq km); pop. 1,300 2. KIRITIMATI …   English World dictionary

  • Christmas Island — (spr. krißmäß eiländ), Name zweier Inseln, s.v.w. Weihnachtsinsel (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Christmas Island — This article is about the Australian territory in the Indian Ocean. For other uses, see Christmas Island (disambiguation). Territory of Christmas Island …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas Island — 1. an Australian island in the Indian Ocean, ab. 190 mi. (300 km) S of Java. 3300; 52 sq. mi. (135 sq. km). 2. one of the Line Islands, in Kiribati (Gilbert Islands), in the central Pacific; sovereignty disputed by U.S.: largest atoll in the… …   Universalium

  • Christmas Island — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Christmas Island <p></p> Background: <p></p> Named in 1643 for the day of its discovery, the island was annexed and settlement began by the UK in 1888 with the… …   The World Factbook

  • Christmas Island — Territory of Christmas Island, island in the Indian Ocean which is under Australian rule …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Christmas Island — Weihnachtsinsel (engl.: Christmas Island) ist der Name mehrerer Inseln: Weihnachtsinsel (Australien) Kiritimati (Kiribati) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Christmas Island — Île Christmas Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L île Christmas, également appelée Kiritimati en gilbertin, un atoll de l océan Pacifique appartenant aux Kiribati ; l île Christmas,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Christmas Island — geographical name 1. island E Indian Ocean 225 miles (360 kilometers) S of W end of Java; administered by Australia area 52 square miles (135 square kilometers), population 1000 2. see Kiritimati …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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