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Atlas of Midway Atoll

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Midway Atoll

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Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island or Midway Islands, Hawaiian: Pihemanu) is a 6.2 square kilometer atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean (near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago) at 28°13′N 177°22′W, about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo. It is less than 140 nautical miles east of the International Date Line, about 2,800 nautical miles west of San Francisco and 2,200 nautical miles east of Tokyo. Midway Atoll as well as ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Jarvis Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Wake Island and ► Palmyra Atoll lie in the Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii.


Short name Midway Atoll
Official name Midway Atoll
Status ► United States outlying island, American since 1867
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital -
Population 40 inhabitants
Area 6.2 km²
Major language(s) English
Major religion(s) -
More information Midway Atoll, Geography of Midway Atoll, History of Midway Atoll and Politics of Midway Atoll
More images Midway Atoll - Midway Atoll (Category).

General maps

Midway.jpg Map of Midway Atoll
Midway Atoll map.svg Map of Midway Atoll

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Midway Atoll, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Midway Atoll.

Battle of Midway Map from dean.usma.edu 2015.png Battle of Midway

Satellite maps

Midway Atoll.png Satellite image

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