Flying Fish Cove

Coordinates: 10°25′34″S 105°40′22″E / 10.42611°S 105.67278°E / -10.42611; 105.67278
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Flying Fish Cove
Flying Fish Cove is located in Christmas Island
Flying Fish Cove
Flying Fish Cove
Coordinates10°25′34″S 105°40′22″E / 10.42611°S 105.67278°E / -10.42611; 105.67278
Population1,599 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Christmas Island
Federal division(s)Lingiari
Flying Fish Cove
Simplified Chinese飞鱼湾
Traditional Chinese飛魚灣
Map of Christmas Island showing the location of Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove (Chinese: 飛魚灣, Malay: Pantai Ikan Terbang) is the capital city of Australia's Christmas Island. It was originally named after British survey-ship Flying-Fish, but many maps call it "The Settlement".[2] It was established in 1888, and was the first British settlement on the island.

Flying Fish Cove

About a third of the territory's total population of 1,600 lives in Flying Fish Cove. The town is near the north-eastern tip of the island. There is a small harbour which serves tourists with yachts. It is possible to go diving at the settlement's beach.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Flying Fish Cove (Urban Centres and Localities)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 December 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Christmas Island settlement [electronic resource] / produced by the Royal Australian Survey Corps under the direction of the Chief of the General Staff. Ed. 2-AAS. Canberra : Royal Australian Survey Corps, 1983. Scale 1:10 000 transverse Mercator proj. "Series R911"
  3. Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). 19 January 1917. See page 24, article and photo