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Palmyra Atoll Government Profile 2006

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Country name

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Palmyra Atoll

Dependency status

incorporated territory of the US; privately owned, but 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

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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