Les îles Cocos (Cocos Islands), ou anciennement îles Keeling (Keeling Islands), sont un archipel corallien de l'océan Indien, formé autour de deux atolls principaux. Elles constituent depuis 1984 un territoire extérieur de l'Australie, formellement le « Territoire des îles Cocos » (Territory of Cocos Islands).
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The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia. There are two atolls and twenty-seven coral islands in the group. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, about half way from Australia to Sri Lanka.
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Bangkei, the middle island of the three and the smallest, is conspicuous from the sea, having a high sandy beach, with a tuft of trees near the center. It is located on the outer detached reef which lies off Eumo Point, the NE point of Telok Kiowa, a deep cove in the S part of Teluk ...
Pulau Dua is inhabited and covered with trees; except for a small opening on the W side, it is surrounded by a coral reef of considerable extent, partly dry at LW, but having depths of 7.3 to 18.3m close-to.
Gosong Makasar (Makasser Reef), with a depth of 0.6m, lies about 12 miles SSE of the S extremity of Pulau Bodjo. It is easily recognized in the daytime by the high breakers on its shallow portion. The reef extends 1 mile beyond the breakers.
Karang Posumah consists of two patches, located about 7 miles ENE and E, respectively, of Pulau Bodjo; they have depths of 4.9 to 5.5m. The SW side of the bank is very steep-to, but the NE side is more shelving. The shallowest parts may occasionally be distinguished by the swell, ...
Pulau Bodjo, lying about 2 miles S of the SE extremity of Pulau Tanahbala, is densely woodedand about 150m high. It is fringed by a steep-to reef which nearly dries, extending about 0.3 mile offshore in places. A light is shown from the S side of the island.