West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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West Island is the caipital o the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The population is roughly 120. It is the less populous o the twa inhabitit islands (the ither is Home Island). It wis pairt o the Clunies-Ross plantation an an airstrip wis built here durin Warld War II. As well as aw the govrenment biggins, it conteens the airport, a general store an tourist accommodation. In November 2013 it wis revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate operates a listenin station on West Island.[1]

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  1. Dorling, Philip (1 November 2013). "Listening post revealed on Cocos Islands". Canberra Times. 

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Coordinates: 12°11′13″S 96°49′42″E / 12.18694°S 96.82833°E / -12.18694; 96.82833