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Wake Island
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg
Flag
Official logo of Wake Island
Unofficial Flag
Motto(s): "Where America's Day Really Begins"
Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Map of Wake Island
Map of Wake Island
Wake Island is located in North Pacific
Wake Island
Wake Island
Location in the North Pacific Ocean
Coordinates: 19°17′43″N166°37′52″E / 19.29528°N 166.63111°E / 19.29528; 166.63111Coordinates: 19°17′43″N166°37′52″E / 19.29528°N 166.63111°E / 19.29528; 166.63111
CountryUnited States
Statusunorganized, unincorporated territory
Claimed by the United StatesJanuary 17, 1899
Government
 • BodyUnited States Air Force (under authority of U.S. Department of the Interior)
 • Civil AdministratorJoseph M. McDade Jr, Acting General Counsel of the Air Force
 • Island CommanderCapt. Marc Bleha, Detachment 1, PACAF Regional Support Center
Area
 • Land2.73 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Lagoon2 sq mi (6 km2)
 • EEZ157,237 sq mi (407,241 km2)
Highest elevation21 ft (6 m)
Lowest elevation (Pacific Ocean)0 ft (0 m)
Population (2017)
 • Estimate0
 • Non-permanent residentsc. 100
Demonym(s)Wakean
Time zoneWake Island Time Zone (UTC+12)
APO / Zip Code96898
CurrencyU.S. dollar (US$)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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