Wake Island

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

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

Wake Island (/ˈwek/; kent as Wake Atoll an aa) 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 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 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) 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. 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" (PDF). Fdsys.gpo.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-10.