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Navassa Island Introduction 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Navassa Island Introduction 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on March 27, 2014

Background:
This uninhabited island was claimed by the US in 1857 for its guano. Mining took place between 1865 and 1898. The lighthouse, built in 1917, was shut down in 1996 and administration of Navassa Island transferred from the US Coast Guard to the Department of the Interior. A 1998 scientific expedition to the island described it as a unique preserve of Caribbean biodiversity; the following year it became a National Wildlife Refuge and annual scientific expeditions have continued.


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Navassa Island on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Navassa Island Introduction 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Navassa Island Introduction 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
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