Coral Sea Islands

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Coral Sea Islands,

external territory of Australia, comprising scattered small islands and reefs spread over c.400,000 sq mi (1,035,995 sq km) of the South Pacific Ocean, E of the Great Barrier ReefGreat Barrier Reef,
largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia.
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, off NE Australia. The islands, uninhabited except for a meteorological station on the Willis Islets, became a territory in 1969.
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In 2004, gay and lesbian activists sailed over to the largest island, Cato Island, sprinkled some sequins on the sand and established the territory with the raising of the rainbow pride flag.