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    Kingman Reef Geography 2000

      Location: Oceania, reef in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to American Samoa

      Geographic coordinates: 6 24 N, 162 24 W

      Map references: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 1 sq km
      land: 1 sq km
      water: 0 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: none

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100%

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1996)

      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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