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Baker Island

Map of the central Pacific Ocean showing Baker Island and nearby Howland Island just north of the equator and east of Tarawa.
Geography
Coordinates 0°11′41″N 176°28′46″W / 0.19472°N 176.47944°W / 0.19472; -176.47944
Area 1.64 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
unincorporated

Baker Island is a small coral island, or atoll, in the North Pacific Ocean. It is just above the equator. It belongs to the United States. The United States Department of the Interior is in charge of the island. It is called the Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge.[1]

The island has no trees. The island is surrounded by a coral reef. This makes the atoll hard to approach in a boat.

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References

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

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