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    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
      conventional short form: Cocos (Keeling) Islands

      Data code CK

      Dependency status territory of Australia

      Government type NA

      National capital West Island

      Administrative divisions none (territory of Australia)

      Independence none (territory of Australia)

      National holiday NA

      Constitution Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act of 1955

      Legal system based upon the laws of Australia and local laws

      Suffrage NA

      Executive branch
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II of the UK (since 6 February 1952), represented bythe Australian governor general
      head of government : Administrator (acting) Jarl ANDERSSON (since NA)
      cabinet: NA
      elections: none; the queen is a hereditary monarch; administrator appointed bythe governor general of Australia and represents the queen and Australia

      Legislative branch unicameral Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council (NA seats)

      Judicial branch Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders none

      International organization participation WMO

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (territory of Australia)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (territory of Australia)

      Flag description the flag of Australia is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Cocos (Keeling) Islands on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cocos (Keeling) Islands Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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