Kingman Reef Geography 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Kingman Reef Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Kingman Reef Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Oceania, reef in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and American Samoa

Geographic coordinates:
6 24 N, 162 22 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 1 sq km
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land: 1 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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Area - comparative:
about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
3 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; moderated by prevailing winds

Terrain:
low and nearly level

Natural resources:
terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

Natural hazards:
wet or awash most of the time, maximum elevation of about 1 meter makes Kingman Reef a maritime hazard

Environment - current issues:
illegal foreign fishing; marine debris washing up on reef can entangle and kill wildlife

Geography - note:
barren coral atoll with deep interior lagoon; closed to the public

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Kingman Reef 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 Kingman Reef Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kingman Reef Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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