Johnston Atoll Geography 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Johnston Atoll Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Johnston Atoll Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean 1328 km southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, about one-third of the way from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands

Geographic coordinates:
16 45 N, 169 31 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 2.63 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 2.63 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
about 4.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
34 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical, but generally dry; consistent northeast trade winds with little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain:
mostly flat

Natural resources:
guano deposits (worked until about 1890), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

Natural hazards:
occasional tropical cyclones; coral reef to the north and west of the atoll is a maritime hazard

Environment - current issues:
no natural fresh water resources

Geography - note:
strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands, which have been expanded by coral dredging; North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are manmade islands formed from coral dredging; the egg-shaped reef is 34 km in circumference; closed to the public; a former US nuclear weapons test site; site of now-closed Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS); most facilities dismantled and cleanup complete in 2004; some low-growing vegetation

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Johnston Atoll on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Johnston Atoll Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Johnston Atoll Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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