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    Midway Islands Geography - 1991

      Total area: 5.2 km2
      land area: 5.2 km2
      includes Eastern Island and Sand Island

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 15 km

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

      Climate: tropical, but moderated by prevailing easterly winds

      Terrain: low, nearly level

      Natural resources: fish and wildlife

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

      Environment: coral atoll

      Note: located 2,350 km west-northwest of Honolulu at the western end of Hawaiian Islands group, about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo; closed to the public

      NOTE: The information regarding Midway Islands 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 Midway Islands Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Midway Islands Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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