Kingman Reef

reef and unincorporated U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean

Kingman Reef is a coral reef in the North Pacific Ocean, owned by the United States.[2]

Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef NWR. Photo credit- Susan White-USFWS (12198955306).jpg
Southeast part of Kingman Reef, looking north
Kingman Reef is located in Oceania
Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
Location in Oceania
Kingman Reef is located in Pacific Ocean
Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef (Pacific Ocean)
Geography
LocationOceania
Coordinates6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417Coordinates: 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417
Area0.03[1] km2 (0.012 sq mi)
(Land area – not including the lagoon)
Length17 km (10.6 mi)
Width8 km (5 mi)
Administration
United States

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. Britannica.com. Kingman Reef. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. "Kingman Reef" at CIA World Factbook Archived 2017-07-16 at the Wayback Machine; excerpt, "no indigenous inhabitants"; retrieved 2013-4-19.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kingman Reef at Wikimedia Commons