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Wake Island

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Wake Island
LocationNorth Paceefic
Coordinates19°18′N 166°38′E / 19.300°N 166.633°E / 19.300; 166.633
Tot islands3
Aurie2.85 sq mi (7.4 km2)
Coastline12.0 mi (19.3 km)[1]
Heichest elevation20 ft (6 m)
Heichest pointDucks Pynt
 Unitit States o Americae
Wake Island is unner the
admeenistration o the

 United States Air Force
Populationca. 150 (2009)[2]

Wake Island (/ˈwek/; kent as Wake Atoll an aa) is a coral atoll wi a coastline o 12 mile (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 aboot 150 fowk stayin on its 2.85 square mile. Access tae the island is restrictit, an aw activities on the island is managed bi the Unitit States Air Force. Thare is a missile facility operatit bi the Unitit States Airmy an aa. The lairgest island, Wake Island, is the centre 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) rinway.

On the 6t Januar, 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. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 31 Januar 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Presidential Proclamation 8336". Archived frae the original (PDF) on 24 December 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. "Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Monday, January 12, 2009 Volume 45 – Number 1, Page 14" (PDF). Fdsys.gpo.gov. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 1 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2011.