A. THE TERRITORY
Territory of Christmas Island is northwest of Perth and is a
non-self-governing dependent territory of Australia. The economy is
based on phosphate mining (which closes and re-opens frequently). A
commercial spaceport construction is planned.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~1,620 and official language English, but Chinese is
more widely spoken.
~36% are Buddhist, ~25% Muslim, ~18.19% claim to be Christian, ~15%
Chinese, ~5.81% Non-religious.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.