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Introduction Kingman Reef
US annexed reef in 1922. Its sheltered lagoon served as a way station for flying boats on Hawaii-to-American Samoa flights during late 1930s. There are no terrestrial plants on reef, which is frequently awash, but it does support abundant and diverse marine fauna and flora. In 2001, waters surrounding reef out to 12 NM around reef were designated a US National Wildlife Refuge.
Geography Kingman Reef
Oceania, reef in North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and American Samoa
Geographic coordinates:
6 24 N, 162 24 W
Map references:
total: 1 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 1 sq km
Area - comparative:
about 1.7 times size of Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
3 km
Maritime claims:
exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 12 NM
tropical, but moderated by prevailing winds
low and nearly level
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 1 m
Natural resources:
terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land:
0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards:
wet or awash most of time, maximum elevation of about 1 meter makes Kingman Reef a maritime hazard
Environment - current issues:
Geography - note:
barren coral atoll with deep interior lagoon; closed to public
People Kingman Reef
Total Population:
uninhabited (July 2003 est.)
Government Kingman Reef
Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Kingman Reef
Dependency status:
unincorporated territory of US; administered from Washington, DC, by US Fish and Wildlife Service of Department of Interior
note: on 1 September 2000, Department of Interior accepted restoration of its administrative jurisdiction over Kingman Reef from Department of Navy; Executive Order 3223 signed 18 January 2001 established Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge to be administered by Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service; this refuge is managed to protect terrestrial and aquatic wildlife of Kingman Reef out to 12-nautical-mile territorial sea limit
Legal system:
laws of US, where applicable, apply
Flag description:
flag of US is used
Economy Kingman Reef
Economy - overview:
no economic activity

Transportation Kingman Reef
Ports and harbors:
none; offshore anchorage only
lagoon previously used as a halfway station between Hawaii and American Samoa by Pan American Airways for flying boats in 1937 and 1938 (2002)
Military Kingman Reef
Military - note:
defense is responsibility of US
Transnational Issues Kingman Reef
Disputes - international: