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    Kingman Reef Geography 1997

      Location Oceania, reef in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the wayfrom Hawaii to American Samoa

      Geographic coordinates 6 24 N, 162 24 W

      Map references Oceania

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

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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 3 km

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

      Climate tropical, but moderated by prevailing winds

      Terrain low and nearly level

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

      Natural resources none

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

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1996)

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

      Environment - current issues none

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

      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 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kingman Reef Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kingman Reef Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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