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    Jarvis Island Geography - 1989

      Total area: 4.5 km2
      land area: 4.5 km2

      Comparative area: about 7.5 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 8 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Contiguous zone: 12 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 m
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun

      Terrain: sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef

      Natural resources: guano (deposits worked until late 1800s)

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: sparse bunch grass, prostrate vines, and low-growing shrubs; lacks fresh water; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife; feral cats

      Note: 2,090 km south of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean, just south of the Equator, about halfway between Hawaii and the Cook Islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Jarvis Island on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jarvis Island Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jarvis Island Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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