Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Cocos (Keeling) Islands, The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
The territory's dual name reflects that the islands have historically been known as either Cocos Islands or the Keeling Islands.
Cocos Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, containing a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka and relatively close to the Indonesian island of Sumatra).
Cocos Islands are part of Southeast Asia and are in the Southern Hemisphere.
The territory consists of two atolls made up of 27 coral islands, of which only two West Island and Home Island are inhabited.