The Cocos (Keeling) Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an archipelago of twenty-seven coral islands on the Indian Ocean between Sri Lanka and Australia. It is also known as Keeling Island due to its discovery in 1609 by a British man by the name of Captain William Keeling. The name of the island has been kept in his honor. The archipelago was occupied by the United Kingdom in 1857 and later was handed over to the Australian authorities in 1955. Since then, it has been a dependent fragment of Australia. Therefore, apart from using its own flag for representation, it also uses the flag of Australia. The Cocos Islands use the Australian Dollar as its currency. The major places of importance are Bantam, Gooseberry Island and Misery Island. The official language of the Cocos Island is English. It is known to the world by its official name of The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The flag depicted on the acrylic fridge magnet was adopted officially on 6th April, 2004. This fridge magnet could be kept as a souvenir personally showing a small token of remembrance for this little island state.
Some Interesting Features of the Cocos Island Flag
The flag of Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a green background. To the top left of the flag is a palm tree on a golden ring. There is also a golden crescent in the middle of the ensign and the golden constellation to the right of the banner, which is similar to the ensign of Australia.