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    Midway Islands Geography 1997

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

      Geographic coordinates 28 13 N, 177 22 W

      Map references Oceania

      total: 5.2 sq km
      land : 5.2 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Eastern Island and Sand 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 tropical, 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 fish, wildlife

      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 NA

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

      Geography - note a coral atoll; closed to the public

      NOTE: The information regarding Midway Islands 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 Midway Islands Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Midway Islands Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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