Christmas Island Blogmas#13

Today I am going to talk about Christmas Island. 

First of all, I didn't know if it actually existed. Honestly now that I know it exists I am really shocked. It is a real island!!! 

I mean, what it says here I found on the internet!

Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean. It is located 2600 km north-west of the Western Australian city of Perth, 360 km south of the Indonesian capital Jakarta and 975 km from the Cocos Islands.

In 2016, it had a population of 1,843, living mainly in the northern part of the island, in the settlements of Flying Fish Cove (aka Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan and Drumsite.

Due to its geographical isolation and minimal human presence, the island has a high degree of endemism in both flora and fauna. This is why the islands are so interesting for biologists. Almost two thirds of the island's total area is covered by a national park, famous for its monsoon rainforests.

The island has long been used for the extraction of phosphate, which is the result of the disposal of dead marine organisms (not guano, as is a common misconception).

I am attaching some more pictures of the island

I think we all remember that scene? You saw it on the ticking clock or somewhere else. I learned that it was filmed on this very island. But isn't that crazy. I am still shocked.

That's how I ended today's post.  

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See you tomorrow!!!