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    Kingman Reef Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1 km2
      land area: 1 km2

      Comparative area: about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 3 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 12 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 m;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical, but moderated by prevailing winds

      Terrain: low and nearly level with a maximum elevation of about 1 meter

      Natural resources: none

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

      Environment: barren coral atoll with deep interior lagoon; wet or awash most of the time

      Note: located 1,600 km south-southwest of Honolulu in the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa; maximum elevation of about 1 meter makes this a navigational hazard; closed to the public

      NOTE: The information regarding Kingman Reef on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kingman Reef Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kingman Reef Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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