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Palmyra Atoll
United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Palmyra Atoll is located in North Pacific
Palmyra Atoll
Palmyra Atoll
Location in the North Pacific Ocean
Coordinates: 5°53′1″N162°4′42″W / 5.88361°N 162.07833°W / 5.88361; -162.07833Coordinates: 5°53′1″N162°4′42″W / 5.88361°N 162.07833°W / 5.88361; -162.07833
CountryUnited States
Statusunorganized, incorporated territory
Annexed by U.S.June 14, 1900
Named forAmerican trading ship Palmyra
Government
 • Typeadministered as a National Wildlife Refuge
 • BodyUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy
 • SuperintendentLaura Beauregard, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Area
 • Total2.67 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • EEZ157,389 sq mi (407,635 km2)
Highest elevation (Sand Island)30 ft (10 m)
Lowest elevation (Pacific Ocean)0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total4–20 staff and scientists
Time zoneHawaii–Aleutian Time Zone (UTC-10)
Geocode127
ISO 3166 codeUM
CurrencyUS dollar (USD)
Websitewww.fws.gov/refuge/Palmyra_Atoll/
DesignatedApril 1, 2011

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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