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Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
StatusAn external territory of Australia
Land Area
ISO3166-1 CodesAU, AUS, 361
Internet Domain.au2

1. Overview

These uninhabited islands came under Australian authority in 1931; formal administration began two years later. Ashmore Reef supports a rich and diverse avian and marine habitat; in 1983, it became a National Nature Reserve. Cartier Island, a former bombing range, became a marine reserve in 2000.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of Australia I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

There isn't much information in the database for Ashmore and Cartier Islands, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or possession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.