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Baker Island - Introduction 1996
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Background: The US took possession of the island in 1857 and its guano deposits were mined by US and British companies during the second half of the 19th century. In 1935 a short-lived attempt at colonization was begun on this island - as well as on nearby Howland Island - but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned. Presently the island is a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior; a day beacon is situated near the middle of the west coast.


Baker Island - Geography 1996
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Location: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area
Total: 1.4 km²
Land: 1.4 km²
Comparative: about 2.3 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 4.8 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: Equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun

Terrain: Low, nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef

Elevation
Extremes lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: 8 m

Natural resources: Guano (deposits worked until 1891)
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 0%
Permanent crops: 0%
Permanent pastures: 0%
Forests and woodland: 0%
Other: 100%

Irrigated land: 0 km²

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Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


Baker Island - People 1996
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Population: Uninhabited; note_American civilians evacuated in 1942 after Japanese air and naval attacks during World War II; occupied by U.S. military during World War II, but abandoned after the war; public entry is by special-use permit only and generally restricted to scientists and educators; a cemetery and cemetery ruins are located near the middle of the west coast

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Environment
Current issues: no natural fresh water resources
Current issues Natural hazards: the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard
International agreements: NA
International agreements note: Treeless, sparse, and scattered vegetation consisting of grasses, prostrate vines, and low growing shrubs; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife

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Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy

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Youth unemployment


Baker Island - Government 1996
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Baker Island

Government type: Unincorporated territory of the U.S. administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system

Capital: None; administered from Washington, DC

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Dependent areas

Independence

National holiday

Constitution

Legal system

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage

Executive branch

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Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Baker%20Island: The flag of the U.S. is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Baker Island - Economy 1996
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Economy overview: No economic activity

Real gdp purchasing power parity

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Gdp composition by sector of origin

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Industries

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Exchange rates


Baker Island - Energy 1996
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Petroleum

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Energy consumption per capita


Baker Island - Communication 1996
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

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Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Baker Island - Military 1996
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Baker Island - Transportation 1996
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

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Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Baker Island - Transnational issues 1996
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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