Christmas Island

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Christmas Island uses the Australian standard electrical socket, which has two flat pins forming an inverted V-shape plus a vertical earthing pin.

Tourist Information

Christmas Island is an Australian Territory, and has been since 1958. It lies in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, 2,600 kms northwest of Perth, and 500kms south of Jakarta It was named by Captain William Mynors when sighted on Christmas Day in 1643. It was annexed by Britain in 1988 after phosphate deposits were found. An imported workforce, including Chinese, Malays and Sikhs laid the foundations for today's thriving and culturally rich community. Japanese troops invaded Christmas Island during World War 2. Post World War 2, the island was administered as part of the Straits Settlement of Singapore, before the UK transferred sovereignty to Australia.