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Here are some interesting facts about Coral Sea Islands - Category: Introduction - Background: Scattered over more than three-quarters of a million square kilometers of ocean, the Coral Sea Islands were declared a territory of Australia in 1969. They are uninhabited except for a small meteorological staff on the Willis Islets. Automated weather stations, beacons, and a lighthouse occupy many other islands and reefs.

Category: Government - Flag description: the flag of Australia is used

Category: People - Population: no indigenous inhabitants; note: there is a staff of three to four at the meteorological station on Willis Island (July 2007 estimate)

Category: Economy - Economy - overview: no economic activity

Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: no permanent fresh water resources

Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: none; offshore anchorage only

Category: Communications - Communications - note: there are automatic weather stations on many of the isles and reefs relaying data to the mainland

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Australia

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

Other random facts about Coral Sea Islands 

  1. Government - Flag description: the flag of Australia is used

  2. Geography - Geography - note: important nesting area for birds and turtles

  3. Geography - Area - comparative: NA

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html