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Atlas of Palmyra Atoll

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Palmyra Atoll, is an incorporated atoll administered by the United States government. Palmyra Atoll as well as ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Jarvis Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Midway Atoll and ► Wake Island lie in the Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii. The atoll is 4.6 square miles (12 km²) and it is located in the Northern Pacific Ocean at 5°52′N 162°6′W. Geographically, Palmyra is one of the Northern Line Islands (southeast of Kingman Reef and north of Kiribati Line Islands), located almost due south of the Hawaiian Islands, roughly halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa. Its 9 miles (14.5 km) of coastline has one anchorage known as West Lagoon. It consists of an extensive reef, two shallow lagoons, and some 50 sand and reef-rock islets and bars covered with vegetation—mostly coconut trees, Scaevola, and tall Pisonia trees.


Short name Palmyra Atoll
Official name Palmyra Atoll
Status ► United States outlying island, American since 1898
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital -
Population 4 to 20 inhabitants
Area 12 km²
Major language(s) English
Major religion(s) -
More information Palmyra Atoll, Geography of Palmyra Atoll, History of Palmyra Atoll and Politics of Palmyra Atoll
More images Palmyra Atoll - Palmyra Atoll (Category).

General maps

Palmyra Atoll-CIA WFB Map.png Map of Palmyra Atoll
Palmyra atoll 91.jpg Navigational map of Palmyra Atoll
Palmyra Atoll - Marplot Map Final (1-50,000).jpg Map of Palmyra Atoll

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Palmyra Atoll.png Satellite map

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