Kingman Reef

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Kingman Reef
Reef
Aerial view of the Southeast Part of Kingman Reef.png
Sootheast pairt o Kingman Reef, leukin north
Kintra Unitit States
Region Northren Line Islands
(Fanning's Group)
Coordinates 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417Coordinates: 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417
Lenth 18 km (11 mi), East-West
Width 9 km (6 mi), North-South
Height 1.5 m (5 ft)
Depth 82 m (269 ft)
Area 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
 - land 0.012 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - water 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population 0
Material Coral, limestane
Awner United States
(Claimed under the Guano Islands Act in 1856)
Discovered by Edmund Fanning
 - date 1789
Kingman Reef - Marplot Map (1-75,000).jpg
Cairt o Kingman Reef

Kingman Reef /ˈkɪŋmən/ is a lairgely submerged, uninhabitit triangular shaped reef, 9.5 nautical miles (18 km) east-wast an 5 nautical miles (9 km) north-sooth,[1] locatit in the North Paceefic Ocean, roughly hauf way atween the Hawaiian Islands an American Samoa at 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417.[2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Jane's Oceania profile of Kingman Reef
  2. United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges - CIA World Factbook Last updated April 7, 2010.
  3. Coordinates are near the dry laund spits.