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    Wake Island Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands


      Geographic coordinates: 19 17 N, 166 36 E


      Map references: Oceania


      Area: total: 6.5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 6.5 sq km


      Area - comparative: about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 19.3 km


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


      Climate: tropical


      Terrain: atoll of three coral islands built up on an underwater volcano; central lagoon is former crater, islands are part of the rim


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 6 m


      Natural resources: none


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


      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: occasional typhoons


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Geography - note: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights


      NOTE: The information regarding Wake 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 Wake Island Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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