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Palmyra Atoll: Government

Government Palmyra Atoll
Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Palmyra Atoll
Dependency status:
incorporated territory of the US; privately owned, but administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior; the Office of Insular Affairs of the US Department of the Interior continues to administer nine excluded areas comprising certain tidal and submerged lands within the 12 NM territorial sea or within the lagoon
Legal system:
the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Flag description:
the flag of the US is used

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Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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