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    Palmyra Atoll Geography - 1991

      Total area: 11.9 km2
      land area: 11.9 km2

      Comparative area: about 20 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 14.5 km

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

      Climate: equatorial, hot, and very rainy

      Terrain: low, with maximum elevations of about 2 meters

      Natural resources: none

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

      Environment: about 50 islets covered with dense vegetation, coconut trees, and balsa-like trees up to 30 meters tall

      Note: located 1,600 km south-southwest of Honolulu in the North Pacific Ocean, almost halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa

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

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