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mvanwyk



Joined: 24/05/2010 14:32:25
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According to this article (and others) Christmas Island is a territory of Australia and not a separate country http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island.

Is there a reason geonames has it as a country?
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Christmas Island is listed as 'dependent political entity'. It is listed separately as it has its own ISO country code.
You find a list of other dependencies here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pJpyPy-J5JSNhe7F_KxwiCA&hl=en

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mvanwyk



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Aha.. ok thanks!
rcc



Joined: 21/07/2011 17:51:46
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Hello,
There is a problem with the geoname for Christmas Island. It is listed under Asia, it should be listed under Oceania > Australia.

I've embedded the geo ID on my website, but for some reason Christmas Island is tagged in King Island, Tasmania, Australia.

I can't create a new geo ID for Christmas Island, as it is to close to the other geo IDs that already exist (2078138 and 2078139). Can you please help?

Thank you!
marc



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You are right, CX should be under Oceania instead of Asia. Will be fixed.

Why do you want to create a third feature beside the admin feature and the island?

Best Regards

Marc

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