What is the Latitude and Longitude on Cocos (Keeling) Islands?
Latitude of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is:-12.5 and Longitude of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is: 96.8333
Famous for the Battle of Cocos held in 1914, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called the Cocos Island or the Keeling Island, is located in the Indian Ocean. It is an overseas territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a total population of just over 600, all of which resides in the West Island and the Home Island. Keeling Islands is made up of 2 atolls and 27 Carol Islands. Situated at the Latitude of 12 30 South and longitude of 96 50 East, Cocos (Keeling) Islands are spread over an area of 14 square kilometers. This Island was first under the ownership of United Kingdom, who in 1955 transferred sovereignty to Australia.
The geography of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is dominated by coral atolls of 14.2 square kilometers of area and a coastline stretching to 26 kilometers. The C shaped island of the North Keeling Island opens into a lagoon. Cocos (Keeling) Islands is richer in terms of the varieties of fauna found here. Some popular and some unheard species of birds that are found here are Green Junglefowl, Christmas Island White-eye, the Red-footed Booby, Eastern Reef Egret, White Tem and various others.
The natural beauty and the numerous kinds of birds found here have been attracting tourists in numbers.
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