Christmas Island is a small Australian territory located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) northwest of Perth, Western Australia. The island is known for its unique wildlife, stunning natural scenery, and rich cultural heritage.
The official language of Christmas Island is English, which is widely spoken and used in government, education, and business. Other languages, including Chinese and Malay, are also spoken on the island due to its diverse population.
The primary currency used on Christmas Island is the Australian dollar (AUD), which is also the official currency of Australia. The exchange rate between the AUD and other currencies fluctuates depending on various factors such as the state of the economy and political events.
Christmas Island is in the Christmas Island Time Zone (CXT), which is 7 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+7). The island does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Christmas Island. The nearest international airport is located in Perth, Western Australia. The flight time from London to Perth is around 17-18 hours, with connecting flights available from Perth to Christmas Island.
The main airport on Christmas Island is the Christmas Island Airport (XCH), which is located on the northern tip of the island. The airport is relatively small and serves both domestic and international flights. Its address is Christmas Island Airport, PO Box 634, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, 6798, Australia.