Jarvis Island

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Jarvis is located in Pacific Ocean
Location of Jarvis Island in the Pacific Ocean

Jarvis Island (/ˈɑrvɨs/; formerly known as Bunker Island) is an uninhabited island owned by the United States. The small island is a part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands, a group of mostly uninhabited islands.[1]

Jarvis Island was officially made part of the United States in 1858. People used to mine guano there, but they then abandoned it. The United States treats it as a nature reserve.

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  1. "Jarvis Island" at CIA World Factbook; excerpt, "no indigenous inhabitants"; retrieved 2013-4-19.

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Coordinates: 0°22′S 160°01′W / 0.367°S 160.017°W / -0.367; -160.017