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Wake Island - Introduction 2001
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Background: The US annexed Wake Island in 1899 for a cable station. An important air and naval base was constructed in 1940-41. In December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese and held until the end of World War II. In subsequent years Wake was developed as a stopover and refueling site for military and commercial aircraft transiting the Pacific. Since 1974 the island's airstrip has been used by the US military and some commercial cargo planes as well as for emergency landings. There are over 700 landings a year on the island.


Wake Island - Geography 2001
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Location: Oceania atoll in the North Pacific Ocean about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands

Geographic coordinates: 19 17 N 166 36 E

Map referenceOceania

Area
Total: 6.5 km²
Land: 6.5 km²
Water: 0 km²
Comparative: about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 19.3 km

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

Climate: tropical

Terrain: atoll of three coral islands built up on an underwater volcano; central lagoon is former crater islands are part of the rim

Elevation
Extremes lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: unnamed location 6 m

Natural resources: none
Land use

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

Irrigated land: 0 km² (1998)

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: occasional typhoons

Geography
Note: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights


Wake Island - People 2001
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Population
Note: US military personnel have left the island, but civilian personnel remain; as of December 2000, one US Army civilian and 123 civilian contractor personnel were present (January 2001 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

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
People living with hivaids: NA

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


Wake Island - Government 2001
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Wake Island

Government type

Capital

Administrative divisions

Dependent areas

Independence

National holiday

Constitution

Legal system: the laws of the US where applicable apply

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Wake%20Island: the flag of the US is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Wake Island - Economy 2001
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Economy overview: Economic activity is limited to providing services to contractors located on the island. All food and manufactured goods must be imported.

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


Wake Island - Energy 2001
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Electricity access

Electricity production: NA kWh

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


Wake Island - Communication 2001
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system
General assessment: satellite communications; 1 DSN circuit off the Overseas Telephone System (OTS)
Domestic: NA
International: NA

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Wake Island - Military 2001
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Wake Island - Transportation 2001
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 (2000 est.)
With paved runways total: 1
With paved runways 2438 to 3047 m: 1 (2000 est.)

Airports with paved runways
Total: 1
2438 to 3047 m: 1 (2000 est.)

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways: none

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Wake Island - Transnational issues 2001
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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