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Kingman Reef Government Profile 2006

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Country name

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Kingman Reef

Dependency status

unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior
note: on 1 September 2000, the Department of the Interior accepted restoration of its administrative jurisdiction over Kingman Reef from the Department of the Navy; Executive Order 3223 signed 18 January 2001 established Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge to be administered by the Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service; this refuge is managed to protect the terrestrial and aquatic wildlife of Kingman Reef out to the 12-nautical-mile territorial sea limit

Legal system

the laws of the US, where applicable, apply

Flag description

the flag of the US is used

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

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