Cocos (Keeling) Islands

(non-self-governing territory of Australia)

Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Australia and New Zealand
14 km²
the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on the world map


The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are an archipelago in the Indian Ocean about 1000 km west of Indonesia. The dwarf state has a total area of only 14 km² (five mi²) and a total coastline of 26 km (16.2 mi). This land area is about 4.2 times the size of NY Central Park. In terms of area, the Cocos Islands are the smallest country on the Australian continent and the fifth smallest in the world.

The archipelago consists of 27 islands. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands have no direct neighbors. The distance between New York City and the Capital West Island is about 16,730 km (10,396 mi).




The currency on the Cocos Islands is the Australian dollar (AUD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 01/30/2023
1 US dollar = 1.42 Dollars
1 Dollar = 0.71 US dollar

The climate on the Cocos Islands

On the Cocos Islands, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lower. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 28 and 31 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 24 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures
Average daytime and nighttime temperatures on the Cocos Islands


Unemployment rate:0.1 %


Roadways:22 km

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