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    Howland Island Geography - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/howland_island/howland_island_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia

      Geographic coordinates:
      0 48 N, 176 38 W

      Map references:
      Oceania

      Area:
      total: 1.6 sq km
      land: 1.6 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      6.4 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

      Climate:
      equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun

      Terrain:
      low-lying, nearly level, sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef; depressed central area

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 3 m

      Natural resources:
      guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard

      Environment - current issues:
      no natural fresh water resources

      Geography - note:
      almost totally covered with grasses, prostrate vines, and low-growing shrubs; small area of trees in the center; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife


      NOTE: The information regarding Howland Island on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Howland Island Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Howland Island Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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