Updated: Oct 2
Christmas Island, and officially known as the Territory of Christmas Island.
Christmas Island is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name.
It is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometers south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 km northwest of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It lies 2,600 km northwest of Perth* and 1,327 km south of Singapore.
*the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA).
Christmas Island is one of two states and territories of Australia the other being the Cocos (Keeling) Islands