United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Dependency status

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Dependency status: unincorporated territories of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
note on Palmyra Atoll: incorporated Territory of the US; partly privately owned and partly federally owned; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior; the Office of Insular Affairs of the US Department of the Interior continues to administer nine excluded areas comprising certain tidal and submerged lands within the 12 nm territorial sea or within the lagoon

Definition: This entry describes the formal relationship between a particular nonindependent entity and an independent state.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014

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