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    Baker Island Geography - 2005

      Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia

      Geographic coordinates:
      0 13 N, 176 31 W

      Map references:

      total: 1.4 sq km
      land: 1.4 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about 2.5 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      4.8 km

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

      equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun

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

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 8 m

      Natural resources:
      guano (deposits worked until 1891), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km (1998 est.)

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

      Environment - current issues:
      no natural fresh water resources

      Geography - note:
      treeless, sparse, and scattered vegetation consisting of grasses, prostrate vines, and low growing shrubs; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife

      NOTE: The information regarding Baker Island on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Baker Island Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Baker Island Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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