Geography of Wake Island

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 39 E
Map references:Oceania
Area:total: 6.5 sq km
land: 6.5 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries:0 km
Coastline:19.3 km
Maritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Terrain:atoll of three low coral islands, Peale, Wake, and Wilkes, 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
highest point: unnamed location 6 m
Natural resources:none
Land use:arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2005)
Irrigated land:0 sq km
Natural hazards:occasional typhoons
Environment - current issues:NA
Geography - note:strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights

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  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
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  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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