I am so pleased that these cards have finally arrived from Christmas Island..I was wondering if the had got lost.!!! This is another in The Flags of the World Series of cards..and another for my collection..thank you Dennis,!!! Greetings from Christmas Island.
Posted Christmas Island : 01 December : Arrived Sydney 12 December .Traveled 11 days..
GREETINGS FROM CHRISTMAS ISLAND.
CHRISTMAS .ISLAND. Covers an area of 35 KM2.
POPULATION : OF C.I. Is 2,072 inhabitants.
CAPITAL CITY :of C.I is Flying Fish Cove.
UNIQUE : to C.I. is that there are 46 caves on the Island with Lost Lake cave , Daniel Roux cave and Full Frontal Cave being the most well known.
NATIONAL PARK : 63% of The Island has been declared a National Park.
FAMOUS.:Abbotts Booby is and endangered seabird of the sulid family that rests on the Island.
MIGRATION.:The annual "Red Crab" migration around 100 milliom crustaceans moving to the sea to spawn has been called one of the wonders of the natural world.
HISTORY :Early History The first European it is said to sight the Island was Richard Rowe of the "Thomas" in 1615 .The Island was later named Christmas Island on the 25th December 1643 by Captain William Mynors.. but was only settled in the late 19th Century.