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    Baker Island Geography - 1991

      Total area: 1.4 km2
      land area: 1.4 km2

      Comparative area: about 2.3 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 4.8 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 12 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth)
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

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

      Terrain: low, nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef

      Natural resources: guano (deposits worked until 1891)

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

      Environment: treeless, sparse and scattered vegetation consisting of grasses, prostrate vines, and low growing shrubs; lacks fresh water; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife

      Note: remote location 2,575 km southwest of Honolulu in the North Pacific Ocean, just north of the Equator, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia

      NOTE: The information regarding Baker Island on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Baker Island Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Baker Island Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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