Sites & cities that bear the name of Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove

Today in : Christmas Island
First trace of activity : 1888 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : The Settlement, 飛魚灣, Fēiyú wān, Pantai Ikan Terbang

Description : Flying Fish Cove (Chinese: 飛魚灣; pinyin: Fēiyú wān, Malay: Pantai Ikan Terbang) is the capital city and main settlement of Australia's Christmas Island. Although it was originally named after British survey-ship Flying-Fish, many maps simply label it "The Settlement". It was the first British settlement on the island, established in 1888. About a third of the territory's total population of 1,600 lives in Flying Fish Cove, which lies near the north-eastern tip of the island. There is a small harbour which serves tourists with yachts. It is possible to carry out recreational diving at the settlement's beach.

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