Statistical information Midway Islands 1996Midway%20Islands

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Midway Islands - Introduction 1996
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Background: The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable which passed through the islands brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947 Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a wildlife refuge open to the public.


Midway Islands - Geography 1996
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Location: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-third of the way from Honolulu to Tokyo

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area
Total: 5.2 km²
Land: 5.2 km²
Comparative: about 9 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Comparative note: Includes Eastern Island and Sand Island

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 15 km

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

Climate: Tropical, but moderated by prevailing easterly winds

Terrain: Low, nearly level

Elevation
Extremes lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: 4 m

Natural resources:
Fish
Wildlife

Land use

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

Irrigated land: 0 km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


Midway Islands - People 1996
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Population: No indigenous inhabitants; note_there are 453 U.S. military personnel (July 1995 est.)

Nationality

Ethnic groups

Languages

Religions

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate

Death rate

Net migration rate

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: NA
Current issues Natural hazards: NA
International agreements: NA
International agreements note: A coral atoll; closed to the public

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Midway Islands - Government 1996
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Midway Islands

Government type: Unincorporated territory of the US formerly administered by the US Navy, under Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division; this facility has been operationally closed since 10 September 1993 and is currently undergoing transfer of accountability and responsibility to the US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Capital: None; administered from Washington, DC

Administrative divisions

Dependent areas

Independence

National holiday

Constitution

Legal system

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Midway%20Islands: The U.S. flag is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Midway Islands - Economy 1996
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Economy overview: The economy is based on providing support services for U.S. naval operations located on the islands. All food and manufactured goods must be imported. Supplied by U.S. Military

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products

Industries

Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports

Imports

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates


Midway Islands - Energy 1996
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Midway Islands - Communication 1996
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: NA

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Midway Islands - Military 1996
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Midway Islands - Transportation 1996
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 2
914 to 1523 m: 1 (1995 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines: 7.8 km

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Midway Islands - Transnational issues 1996
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


Adrenaline


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