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    Midway Islands Geography 2000

      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 13 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

      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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