Comparing United States to Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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If you lived in Cocos (Keeling) Islands instead of United States, you would:


BE 8.22 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Cocos (Keeling) Islands  COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (60% of people)
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That's 721.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Cocos (Keeling) Islands 60% are unemployed.
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SEE A 99.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cocos (Keeling) Islands  COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (26km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a total of 26 km.
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At a Glance: Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • Land Area: ~14 sq km (United States is ~701,905 times bigger than Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
  • Population: ~596 people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Cocos (Keeling) Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (14 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 14 sq km. There are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William KEELING discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century. From the 1820s to 1978, members of the CLUNIE-ROSS family controlled the islands and the copra produced from local coconuts. Annexed by the UK in 1857, the Cocos Islands were transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. Apart from North Keeling Island, which lies 30 kilometers north of the main group, the islands form a horseshoe-shaped atoll surrounding a lagoon. North Keeling Island was declared a national park in 1995 and is administered by Parks Australia. The population on the two inhabited islands generally is split between the ethnic Europeans on West Island and the ethnic Malays on Home Island.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).