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Howland Island

Howland Island Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 1.6 sq km 2006 16th out of 20
Area > Total 1.6 sq km 2013 249th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 181st out of 246
Climate equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun 2013
Coastline None 2013
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 3 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 0 48 N, 176 38 W 2013
Irrigated land 0.0 2013 2nd out of 2
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 223th out of 246
Location Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia 2013
Natural hazards the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard 2006
Natural resources guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife 2013
Terrain low-lying, nearly level, sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef; depressed central area 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

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Howland Island Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 5 Land use 3