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Wake Island

 

Wake Island
(territory of the US) Wake Island:Geography
Location: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds
of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands
Map references: Oceania
Area:
total area: 6.5 sq km
land area: 6.5 sq km
comparative area: about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington,
DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 19.3 km
Maritime claims:
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm
International disputes: claimed by the Republic of the Marshall
Islands
Climate: tropical
Terrain: atoll of three coral islands built up on an underwater
volcano; central lagoon is former crater, islands are part of the rim;
average elevation less than 4 meters
Natural resources: none
Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
meadows and pastures: 0%
forest and woodland: 0%
other: 100%
Irrigated land: 0 sq km
Environment:
current issues: NA
natural hazards: occasional typhoons
international agreements: NA
Note: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing
location for transpacific flights Wake Island:People
Population: 302 (July 1995 est.)
Population growth rate: 0% (1995 est.)
Birth rate: NA births/1,000 population
Death rate: NA deaths/1,000 population
Net migration rate: NA migrant(s)/1,000 population
Infant mortality rate: NA deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: NA years
male: NA years
female: NA years
Total fertility rate: NA children born/woman Wake Island:Government
Names:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Wake Island
Digraph: WQ
Type: unincorporated territory of the US administered by the US Army
and Strategic Defense Command since 1 October 1994
Capital: none; administered from Washington, DC
Independence: none (territory of the US)
Flag: the US flag is used Economy
Overview: Economic activity is limited to providing services to US
military personnel and contractors located on the island. All food and
manufactured goods must be imported.
Electricity: supplied by US military Wake Island:Transportation
Railroads: 0 km
Ports: none; two offshore anchorages for large ships
Merchant marine: none
Airports:
total: 1
with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
Note: formerly an important commercial aviation base, now used by US
military, some commercial cargo planes, as well as the US Army Space
and Strategic Defense Command for missile launches Wake Island:Communications
Telephone system: NA telephones; satellite communications; 1 Autovon
circuit off the Overseas Telephone System (OTS)
local: NA
intercity: NA
international: NA
note: Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio and
television service provided by satellite
Radio:
broadcast stations: AM 0, FM NA, shortwave NA
radios: NA
note: Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio and
television service provided by satellite
Television:
broadcast stations: NA
televisions: NA
note: Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio and
television service provided by satellite
Note: formerly an important commercial aviation base, now used by US
military, as well as the US Army Space and Strategic Defense Command
for missile launches Wake Island:Defense Forces
Note: defense is the responsibility of the US
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