Match 188 DB Rec# - 7,640 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Palmyra Atoll Text : Palmyra Atoll Header Affiliation: (territory of the US) Geography Location: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to American Samoa Map references: Oceania Area: total area: 11.9 sq km land area: 11.9 sq km comparative area: 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 International disputes: none Climate: equatorial, hot, and very rainy Terrain: low, with maximum elevations of about 2 meters Natural resources: none Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 100% other: 0% Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: NA international agreements: NA Note: about 50 islets covered with dense vegetation, coconut trees, and balsa-like trees up to 30 meters tall People Population: uninhabited Government Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Palmyra Atoll Digraph: LQ Type: incorporated territory of the US; privately owned, but administered by the Office of Territorial and International Affairs, US Department of the Interior Capital: none; administered from Washington, DC Economy Overview: no economic activity Transportation Highways: much of the road and many causeways built during the war are unserviceable and overgrown Ports: West Lagoon Airports: total: 1 with unpaved runways 1,524 to 2,438 m: 1 Defense Forces Note: defense is the responsibility of the US
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