Cocos Island Flag on Our Flagpole

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

A tourist bus operates on Home Island.

The only airport is Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport with a single 8,009 foot paved runway. Virgin Australia operates scheduled jet services from Perth Airport via Christmas Island. After 1952, the airport at Cocos Islands was a stop for airline flights between Australia and South Africa, and Qantas and South African Airways stopped there to refuel. The arrival of long-range jet aircraft ended this need in 1967.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport Runway
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport Runway

An inter-island ferry, the Cahaya Baru, connects West, Home and Direction Islands.

There is a lagoon anchorage between Horsburgh and Direction islands for larger vessels, while yachts have a dedicated anchorage area in the southern lee of Direction Island. There are no major seaports on the islands.

Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands:

The flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands was created in 2003 and adopted on 6 April 2004.

Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The flag consists of a green field, with a palm tree on a gold disc in the canton, a gold crescent in the center of the flag and a gold southern cross in the fly. The palm tree represents the islands’ tropical flora; the colors are Australia’s national colors; the crescent represents Islam, the religion of the Cocos Malays who make up a majority of the population; and the Southern Cross is a symbol of Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

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