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Navassa Island Government 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Navassa Island Government 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on September 13, 2016

Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Navassa Island
etymology: the flat island was named "Navaza" by some of Christopher COLUMBUS' sailers in 1504; the name derives from the Spanish term "nava" meaning "flat land, plain, or field"

Dependency status:
unorganized, unincorporated territory of the US; administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior from the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge in Boqueron, Puerto Rico; in September 1996, the Coast Guard ceased operations and maintenance of Navassa Island Light, a 46-meter-tall lighthouse on the southern side of the island; there has also been a private claim advanced against the island

Legal system:
the laws of the US, where applicable, apply

Diplomatic representation from the US:
none (territory of the US)

Flag description:
the flag of the US is used

NOTE: The information regarding Navassa Island on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Navassa Island Government 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Navassa Island Government 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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