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Palmyra Atoll
United States Minor Outlying Islands
United States Territory of Palmyra Island
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Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
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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
Country United States
StatusUnorganized, incorporated territory
Annexed by the U.S.June 14, 1900
Named forAmerican trading ship Palmyra
Government
 • TypeAdministered as a National Wildlife Refuge
 • BodyUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service
 • SuperintendentLaura Beauregard, Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Area
 • Total6.9 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
 • EEZ407,635 km2 (157,389 sq mi)
Highest elevation (Sand Island)10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation (Pacific Ocean)0 m (0 ft)
Population
 • Total4–20 staff and scientists
Time zoneSamoa Time Zone (UTC-11)
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 January 20, 2018


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