Flying Fish Cove

Map of Christmas Island showing the location of Flying Fish Cove 'The Settlement'
Flying Fish Cove

Flying Fish Cove (Chinese: 飛魚灣 (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”.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Christmas Island settlement [electronic resource] / produced by the Royal Australian Survey Corps under the direction of the Chief of the General Staff. Ed. 2-AAS. Canberra : Royal Australian Survey Corps, 1983. Scale 1:10 000 transverse Mercator proj. “Series R911”
  2. ^ Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). 19 January 1917. See page 24, article and photo
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Afrikaans: Flying Fish Cove
asturianu: Flying Fish Cove
azərbaycanca: Flayinq Fiş Kouv
беларуская: Флаін-Фіш-Коўв
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Флаін-Фіш-Коўв
български: Флаинг Фиш Коув
čeština: Flying Fish Cove
français: Flying Fish Cove
Bahasa Indonesia: Flying Fish Cove
íslenska: Flying Fish Cove
ქართული: ფლაინგ-ფიში
македонски: Флаинг Фиш Коув
Nederlands: Flying Fish Cove
norsk nynorsk: Flying Fish Cove
português: Flying Fish Cove
српски / srpski: Флајинг Фиш Коув
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Flying Fish Cove
українська: Флаїнг-Фіш-Коув
Tiếng Việt: Flying Fish Cove
中文: 飞鱼湾