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    Wake Island Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/wake_island/wake_island_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands

      Geographic coordinates:
      19 17 N, 166 39 E

      Map references:
      Oceania

      Area:
      total: 6.5 sq km
      land: 6.5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      19.3 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

      Climate:
      tropical

      Terrain:
      atoll of three low coral islands, Peale, Wake, and Wilkes, built up on an underwater volcano; central lagoon is former crater, islands are part of the rim

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 6 m

      Natural resources:
      none

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      occasional typhoons

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Geography - note:
      strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights


      NOTE: The information regarding Wake Island on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wake Island Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wake Island Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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