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Midway Islands (territory of the US) Geography

    Location: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-third of the way from Honolulu to Tokyo

    Geographic coordinates: 28 13 N, 177 22 W

    Map references: Oceania

    Area:
    total: 6.2 sq km
    land: 6.2 sq km
    water: 0 sq km
    note: includes Eastern Island, Sand Island, and Spit Island

    Area—comparative: about nine times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 15 km

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

    Climate: subtropical, but moderated by prevailing easterly winds

    Terrain: low, nearly level

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
    highest point: unnamed location 4 m

    Natural resources: wildlife, terrestrial and aquatic

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

    Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998)

    Natural hazards: NA

    Environment—current issues: NA

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

    Geography—note: a coral atoll managed as a national wildlife refuge and open to the public for wildlife-related recreation in the form of wildlife observation and photography, sport fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving

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