|Government||territory of Australia|
|Currency||Australian dollar (AUD)|
|Area||14 sq km|
|Population||574 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Malay (Cocos dialect), English|
|Religion||Sunni Muslim 80%, other 20%|
|Time Zone||UTC +6:30|
The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (or simply Cocos Islands or Keeling Islands) is in the middle of the Indian Ocean some 2750km north-west of Perth, and 900km west south-west of Christmas Island.
For information on Cocos Island a nationally protected jungle-covered island and national park, 300m off the coast of Costa Rica. please see Cocos Island National Park.