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    Kingman Reef Geography - 2004

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      6 24 N, 162 24 W

      Map references:

      total: 1 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 1 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      3 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

      tropical; moderated by prevailing winds

      low and nearly level

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 1 m

      Natural resources:
      terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

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

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km (1998 est.)

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

      Environment - current issues:

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Kingman Reef on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kingman Reef Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kingman Reef Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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