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Kingman Reef Geography Profile 2006

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Oceania, reef in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and American Samoa

Geographic coordinates

6 24 N, 162 22 W

Map references



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


3 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm


tropical; moderated by prevailing winds


low and nearly level

Elevation extremes

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 1 m

Natural resources

terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

Land use

arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2005)

Natural hazards

wet or awash most of the time, maximum elevation of about 1 meter makes Kingman Reef a maritime hazard

Environment - current issues


Geography - note

barren coral atoll with deep interior lagoon; closed to the public

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2006

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