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    Jarvis Island Geography - 2003

      Location: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and the Cook Islands

      Geographic coordinates: 0 22 S, 160 03 W

      Map references: Oceania

      Area: total: 4.5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 4.5 sq km

      Area - comparative: about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 8 km

      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

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

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

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 7 m

      Natural resources: guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island poses a maritime hazard

      Environment - current issues: no natural fresh water resources

      Geography - note: sparse bunch grass, prostrate vines, and low-growing shrubs; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife

      NOTE: The information regarding Jarvis Island on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jarvis Island Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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