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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.



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

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