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   Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Introduction:
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, is now a marine reserve.


Official name: Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Capital:
Government type:
Population: no indigenous inhabitants
note: Indonesian fishermen are allowed access to the lagoon and fresh water at Ashmore Reef's West Island
Languages:
Official Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

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Currency code: AUD
Area: total: 5 sq km
land: 5 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Ashmore Reef (West, Middle, and East Islets) and Cartier Island
Climate: tropical


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