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    Wake Island Geography - 2002

      Location Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands

      Geographic coordinates 19 17 N, 166 36 E

      Map references Oceania

      total: 6.5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 6.5 sq km

      Area - comparative about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 19.3 km

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

      Climate tropical

      Terrain atoll of three coral islands built up on an underwater volcano; central lagoon is former crater, islands are part of the rim

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 6 m

      Natural resources none

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards occasional typhoons

      Environment - current issues NA

      Geography - note strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights

      NOTE: The information regarding Wake Island on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wake Island Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wake Island Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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