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    Johnston Atoll Geography 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/johnston_atoll/johnston_atoll_geography.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Geographic coordinates 16 45 N, 169 30 W

      Map references Oceania

      Area
      total: 2.8 sq km
      land: 2.8 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 10 km

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

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

      Terrain mostly flat

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Summit Peak 5 m

      Natural resources NA; guano deposits worked until depletion about 1890

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100%

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues no natural fresh water resources

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      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; closed to the public; former US nuclear weapons test site; site of Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS); some low-growing vegetation

      NOTE: The information regarding Johnston Atoll on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Johnston Atoll Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Johnston Atoll Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 21-Dec-01
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