Ashmore and Cartier Islands
- Introduction ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsBackground:These uninhabited islands came under Australian authority in 1931; formal administration began two years later. Ashmore Reef supports a rich and diverse avian and marine habitat; in 1983, it became a National Nature Reserve. Cartier Island, a former bombing range, became a marine reserve in 2000.Geography ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsLocation:Southeastern Asia, islands in the Indian Ocean, midway between northwestern Australia and Timor islandGeographic coordinates:12 14 S, 123 05 EArea:total: 5 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 247land: 5 sq kmwater: 0 sq kmnote: includes Ashmore Reef (West, Middle, and East Islets) and Cartier IslandArea - comparative:about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DCLand boundaries:0 kmCoastline:74.1 kmMaritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nmcontiguous zone: 12 nmexclusive fishing zone: 200 nmcontinental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitationClimate:tropicalTerrain:low with sand and coralElevation extremes:lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mhighest point: unnamed location 3 mNatural resources:fishLand use:arable land: 0%permanent crops: 0%other: 100% (all grass and sand) (2011)Natural hazards:surrounded by shoals and reefs that can pose maritime hazardsEnvironment - current issues:illegal killing of protected wildlife by traditional Indonesian fisherman, as well as fishing by non-traditional Indonesian vessels, are ongoing problemsGeography - note:Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve established in August 1983; Cartier Island Marine Reserve established in 2000People and Society ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsPopulation:no indigenous inhabitantsnote: Indonesian fishermen are allowed access to the lagoon and fresh water at Ashmore Reef's West Island; access to East and Middle Islands is by permit onlyGovernment ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsCountry name:conventional long form: Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islandsconventional short form: Ashmore and Cartier IslandsDependency status:territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and SportLegal system:the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the laws of the Northern Territory of Australia, where applicable, applyDiplomatic representation in the US:none (territory of Australia)Diplomatic representation from the US:none (territory of Australia)Flag description:the flag of Australia is usedEconomy ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsEconomy - overview:no economic activityTransportation ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsPorts and terminals:none; offshore anchorage onlyMilitary ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsMilitary - note:defense is the responsibility of Australia; periodic visits by the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air ForceTransnational Issues ::Ashmore and Cartier IslandsDisputes - international:Australia has closed parts of the Ashmore and Cartier reserve to Indonesian traditional fishing; Indonesian groups challenge Australia's claim to Ashmore Reef"
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