ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

      

General Information

Cocos (Keeling) Islands are made up of a group of 27 small coral islands in two separate atolls in the Indian Ocean, 1,721 mi (2,768 km) northwest of Perth. West Island is the largest, about 6.2 mi (10 km) long. The islands became an Australian territory in 1955. In April 1984 the residents voted to merge with Australia. The population of the Cocos is 574 (July 2006 est.).

Islamic History and Muslims

The estimates that roughtly 80 percent of the 629 inhabitants on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are Sunni Muslims. The population on the two inhabited islands generally is split between the ethnic Europeans on West Island (est. pop. 120) and the ethnic Malays on Home Island (est. pop. 500). The islands main Muslim organization is the Islamic Council of Cocos Keeling Islands.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

Islamic Council Pulu Cocos

Islamic Council Pulu Cocos
Po Box 89 Home Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands,
Home Island, Western Australia 6799, COCOS ISLANDS


61-891 62 6532
61 891 62 6532
isco@kampong.cc

Islamic Council whose membership is three mosques and Islamic business association.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Muslim Small Business Association

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Muslim Small Business Association
House 89 Home Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands,
Home Island, Western Australia 6799, COCOS ISLANDS

61-891 62 6532
61 8 91 62 6532
musba@kampong.cc

Muslim small business association

 

 

 

 

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

Silverfox Corporation Pty Ltd

Silverfox Corporation Pty Ltd
House 89 Home Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands,
Home Island, 6799, COCOS ISLANDS


61-891 62 6532
61 8 91 62 6532
iscorp@kampong.cc 

Business consultancy firm in areas of hospitality, health care, food industry and logistics.

 

 

 

 

References
Islam in Cocos Keeling Islands ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_Cocos_%28Keeling%29_Islands  , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107300.html ,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=cocos_islands  , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Cocos Keeling Islands, June 2008.