Wake Island

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Wake Island
Cairt o Wake Island
Geografie
Location North Paceefic
Coordinates 19°18′N 166°38′E / 19.300°N 166.633°E / 19.300; 166.633
Total islands 3
Aurie 2.85 sq mi (7.38 km2)
Coastline 12.0 mi (19.3 km)[1]
Heichest elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Heichest point Ducks Pynt
Country
Banner o Unitit States Unitit States o Americae
Wake Island is unner the
admeenistration o the

 Unitit States Air Force
Demographics
Population ca. 150 (2009)[2]

Wake Island (/ˈwk/; an aa kent as Wake Atoll) is a coral atoll wi a coastline o 12 miles (19 km) juist north o the Marshall Islands. It is an unorganized, unincorporatit territory o the Unitit States, admeenistered bi the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Depairtment o the Interior. Thare are aboot 150 fowk livin on its 2.85 square miles. Access tae the island is restrictit, an aw activities on the island are managed bi the Unitit States Air Force. Thare is an aa a missile facility operatit bi the Unitit States Airmy. The lairgest island, Wake Island, is the center o activity on the atoll an is the location o Wake Island Airfield (IATA: AWKICAO: PWAK), which haes a 9,800-foot (3,000 m) runway.

On Januar 6, 2009, Preses George W. Bush includit the atoll as a pairt o the Paceefic Remote Islands Marine Naitional Monument.[3][4] For statistical purposes, Wake is grouped as ane o the Unitit States Minor Ootlyin Islands.

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  1. Coastline for Wake Islet: 12.0 mi (19.3 km); Coastline for Wake Atoll: 21.0 mi (33.8 km)
  2. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wq.html
  3. "Presidential Proclamation 8336" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  4. "Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Monday, January 12, 2009 Volume 45 – Number 1, Page 14". Fdsys.gpo.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-10.