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    Palmyra Atoll Geography 1997

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

      Geographic coordinates 5 52 N, 162 06 W

      Map references Oceania

      total : 11.9 sq km
      land: 11.9 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 20 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 14.5 km

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

      Climate equatorial, hot, and very rainy

      Terrain very low

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 2 m

      Natural resources none

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

      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 about 50 islets covered with dense vegetation, coconut trees, and balsa-liketrees up to 30 meters tall

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

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