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West Island Destination Guide

Explore West Island in Cocos Islands! West Island in the region of Cocos Islands (general) with it's 120 habitants is a place in Cocos Islands and is the capital of this country.

Considering your budget, these more prominent locations could be interesting to check as well: . When in this area, you might want to check out Bantam Village and West Island as well. Map of the area of West Island in Cocos Islands

Local Time

Local time in West Island is now 06:01 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Indian / Cocos" with an UTC offset of 6.5 hours.

Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 24°C / 75 °F
Evening 26°C / 80 °F
Night 27°C / 81 °F
Rain 33 l/sq m
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1023.4 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain
25°C / 76 °F Heavy intensity rain

Monday, 26th of February 2018
Moderate rain, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Tuesday, 27th of February 2018
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 27°C (81 °F)
Wednesday, 28th of February 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 27°C (81 °F)

Video Collection

33 (1992) De wereld van Boudewijn Büch ...

1 februari 1992 - Aflevering 2 : Cocos Island Verslag van een wereldreis van Boudewijn Büch waarin hij zoekt naar sporen van het verleden en deze keer de atol Cocos (Keeling) Islands bezoekt

55:47 min, rating: 3/5
Uploaded: July 05, 2013 by Dave Bleeker

Zephyr Kite Tours 2012

Having some fun with the Zephyr Kiters on the Cocos Kelling Islands

01:54 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: January 31, 2014 by Zephyr Kite Tours

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Interesting facts about this location

Bantam, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Bantam Village is the largest settlement on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. It is located on Home Island and has a population of about 500, mainly Cocos Malays.

Tags: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi from center.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. The territory consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which two, West Island and Home Island, are inhabited with a total population of approximately 600.

Tags: States and territories of Australia, States and territories established in 1955, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, British rule in Singapore, Archipelagoes of the Indian Ocean
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi from center.

Home Island

Home Island, also known locally as Pulu Selma, is one of only two permanently inhabited islands of the 26 islands of the Southern Atoll of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an Australian Overseas Territory in the central-eastern Indian Ocean. It is 0.95 km² in area and contains the largest settlement of the territory, Bantam, with a population of about 500 Cocos Malay people.

Tags: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi from center.

Horsburgh Island

Horsburgh Island (in Malay, Pulo Luar or Pulu Luar) is one of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Its area is 1.04 square kilometres . There is a small lagoon in the interior of the island to the northeast.

Tags: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi from center.

Shire of Cocos

The Shire of Cocos is a local government area which manages local affairs on the Australian external territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands . The island is grouped with Western Australia but is administered by Attorney-General's Department and an Administrator. It covers an area of 14.1 km² in the Indian Ocean about 2,770 km north-west of Perth and 1,000 km south-west of Java in Indonesia. It has a population of 621.

Tags: Local Government Areas of Western Australia, Government of Australia, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi from center.

West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

West Island is the capital of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The population is roughly 120. It is the less populous of the two inhabited islands (the other is Home Island). It was part of the Clunies-Ross plantation and an airstrip was built here during World War II. As well as all the government buildings, it contains the airport, a general store and tourist accommodation.

Tags: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coordinates: -12.16, 96.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.