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 The location of Christmas Island 

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Around Christmas Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Port Hawkesbury. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of Christmas Island. Port Hawkesbury has a population of 3,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Canso. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Christmas Island and has a population of 910 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Christmas Island and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Mulgrave   [Map]   879   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Baddeck   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Benacadie   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Big Beach   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Castle Bay   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
East Bay   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Eskasoni   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grand Narrows   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Iona   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Islandview   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jamesville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Kempt Head   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
McKinnons Harbour   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Middle Cape   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pipers Cove   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Shunacadie   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

While we are unaware of specific information for Christmas Island, the following nearby communities do have TripAdvisor Tourism pages:

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Baddeck  -  8 miles [12.9 km] to the north   [Map]

Ben Eoin  -  14 miles [22.5 km] to the east   [Map]

Big Pond  -  11 miles [17.7 km] to the east southeast   [Map]

Boularderie  -  15 miles [24.1 km] to the north northeast   [Map]

Grand Narrows  -  2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest   [Map]

Iona  -  3 miles [4.8 km] to the west   [Map]

Irish Cove  -  10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southeast   [Map]

Kempt Head  -  9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast   [Map]

Middle River  -  15 miles [24.1 km] to the north northwest   [Map]

Whycocomagh  -  18 miles [29 km] to the west   [Map]

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Christmas Island. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Christmas Island.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Christmas Island. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Airports Near Christmas Island ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Christmas Island.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Margaree Airport   [Map]   CCZ4   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sydney Airport (YQY/CYQY)   [Map]   CYQY   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Port Hawkesbury Airport (YPS/CYPD)   [Map]   CYPD   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Christmas Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Christmas Island. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Sydney Airport (YQY/CYQY)   [Map]   CYQY   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Margaree Airport   [Map]   CCZ4   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Port Hawkesbury Airport (YPS/CYPD)   [Map]   CYPD   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Robert L. Stanfield Intl.   (YHZ/CYHZ)   [Map]
        Website for Halifax / Robert L. Stanfield International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sydney Airport   (YQY/CYQY)   [Map]
        Website for J. A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Port Hawkesbury Airport   (YPS/CYPD)   [Map]
        Website for Port Hawkesbury Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Christmas Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Christmas Island:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Christmas Island were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning at Christmas Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Christmas Island) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Christmas Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Christmas Island

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Christmas Island), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Christmas Island.


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