Grown throughout the islands, coconuts are the sole cash crop. small local gardens and fishing contribute to the food supply, but additional food and most other necessities must be imported from australia. there is a small tourist industry.
Fresh water resources are limited to rainwater accumulations in natural underground reservoirs
596 (july 2007 est.)
Southeastern asia, group of islands in the indian ocean, southwest of indonesia, about halfway from australia to sri lanka
Total: 14 sq km land: 14 sq km water: 0 sq km note: includes the two main islands of west island and home island
About 24 times the size of the mall in washington, dc
Conventional long form: territory of cocos (keeling) islands conventional short form: cocos (keeling) islands
Name: west island geographic coordinates: 12 10 s, 96 50 e time difference: utc+6.5 (11.5 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)