Kingman Reef

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Coordinates: 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417
Kingman Reef
Aerial view of the Southeast Part of Kingman Reef.png
Southeast part of Kingman Reef, looking north
Country United States
Region Northern Line Islands
(Fanning's Group)
Coordinates 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417
Length 18 km (11 mi), East-West
Width km (6 mi), North-South
Height 1.5 m (5 ft)
Depth 82 m (269 ft)
Area 76 km² (29 sq mi)
 - land 0.012 km² (0 sq mi)
 - water 76 km² (29 sq mi)
Population 0
Material Coral, limestone
Owner United States
(Claimed under the Guano Islands Act in 1856)
Discovered by Edmund Fanning
 - date 1789
Map of Kingman Reef
Map of Kingman Reef

Kingman Reef is a coral reef in the North Pacific Ocean, owned by the United States.[1]

It is the farthest north of the Northern Line Islands. It is only sometimes above water.

Palmyra Atoll is the other U.S. territory in the Northern Line Islands.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Kingman Reef" at CIA World Factbook Archived 2017-07-16 at the Wayback Machine; excerpt, "no indigenous inhabitants"; retrieved 2013-4-19.

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