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    Palmyra Atoll Geography 2000

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

      Geographic coordinates: 5 52 N, 162 06 W

      Map references: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 11.9 sq km
      land: 11.9 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: 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

      Climate: equatorial, hot, and very rainy

      Terrain: very low

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 2 m

      Natural resources: none

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

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: about 50 islets covered with dense vegetation, coconut trees, and balsa-like trees up to 30 meters tall

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