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

      Background:
      Discovered by the US early in the 19th century, the island was officially claimed by the US in 1857. Both US and British companies mined for guano until about 1890. Earhart Light is a day beacon near the middle of the west coast that was partially destroyed during World War II, but has since been rebuilt; it is named in memory of the famed aviatrix Amelia EARHART. The island is administered by the US Department of the Interior as a National Wildlife Refuge.


      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 Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Howland Island Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.









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