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Kingman Reef: Geography

Geography Kingman Reef
Location:
Oceania, reef in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and American Samoa
Geographic coordinates:
6 24 N, 162 24 W
Map references:
Oceania
Area:
total: 1 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 1 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:
terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land:
0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards:
wet or awash most of the time, maximum elevation of about 1 meter makes Kingman Reef a maritime hazard
Environment - current issues:
none
Geography - note:
barren coral atoll with deep interior lagoon; closed to the public

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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