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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Christmas Island.

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Around Christmas Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Glace Bay. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Christmas Island. Glace Bay has a population of 19,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sydney Mines. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northeast of Christmas Island and has a population of 14,100 people.

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

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Canso   [Map]   911   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mulgrave   [Map]   879   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Waterford   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Port Hawkesbury   [Map]   3,517   SW   38 miles [61.2 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]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Christmas Island. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view 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>
Report  
DirectionDistance
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
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Christmas Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: novascotia.ca/







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 that begins in Christmas Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Christmas Island) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Christmas Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9717, Longitude: -60.7489     [Map].

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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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