Ashmore and Cartier Islands 2003Ashmore%20and%20Cartier%20Islands

 Ashmore and Cartier Islands | | | | | |
| | | :  |

Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 

Condor


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Introduction 2003
top of page


Background: 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 is now a marine reserve.


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Geography 2003
top of page


Location: Southeastern Asia islands in the Indian Ocean northwest of Australia south of the Indonesian half of Timor island

Geographic coordinates: 12 14 S 123 05 E

Map referenceSoutheast Asia

Area
Total: 5 km²
Note: includes Ashmore Reef (West, Middle, and East Islets) and Cartier Island
Water: 0 km²
Land: 5 km²
Comparative: about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 74.1 km

Maritime claims
Contiguous zone: 12 NM
Continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Territorial sea: 12 NM
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM

Climate: tropical

Terrain: low with sand and coral

Elevation
Extremes lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: unnamed location 3 m

Natural resources: fish
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 0%
Permanent crops: 0%
Other: 100% (all grass and sand) (1998 est.)

Irrigated land: 0 km² (1998 est.)

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: surrounded by shoals and reefs that can pose maritime hazards

Geography
Note: Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve established in August 1983


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - People 2003
top of page


Population
Note: Indonesian fishermen are allowed access to the lagoon and fresh water at Ashmore Reef's West Island (July 2003 est.)

Nationality

Ethnic groups

Languages

Religions

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate

Death rate

Net migration rate

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Government 2003
top of page


Country name
Conventional long form: Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Conventional short form: Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Government type

Capital

Administrative divisions

Dependent areas

Independence

National holiday

Constitution

Legal system: the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the laws of the Northern Territory of Australia where applicable apply

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (territory of Australia)
From the us: none (territory of Australia)

Flag descriptionflag of Ashmore%20and%20Cartier%20Islands: the flag of Australia is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Economy 2003
top of page


Economy overview: no economic activity

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products

Industries

Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports

Imports

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Energy 2003
top of page


Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Communication 2003
top of page


Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Military 2003
top of page


Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Transportation 2003
top of page


National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways: none

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Ashmore and Cartier Islands - Transnational issues 2003
top of page


Disputes international: nationalist group in Indonesia reportedly seeks to populate reefs to assert claims; Australia has moved to close reefs to Indonesian traditional fishing and to create a national park while prospecting for hydrocarbons in the vicinity

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


The Fives Hotels


You found a piece of the puzzle

Please click here to complete it