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Baker Island

Baker Island Geography Stats

Definitions

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone: Exclusive economic zone (EEZ) - the LOS Convention (Part V) defines the EEZ as a zone beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea in which a coastal State has: sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natura
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative to US places about 2.5 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 1.4 sq km 2006 17th out of 20
Area > Total 1.4 sq km 2006 15th out of 18
Climate equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun 2011
Coastline 4.8 km 2011 222nd out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 8 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 0 13 N, 176 28 W 2006
Land use > Other 100% 2001 25th out of 257
Location Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia 2006
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile 2006 13th out of 16
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2006 13th out of 17
Natural hazards the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard 2006
Natural resources guano (deposits worked until 1891), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife 2006
Population density 0.0 1999 250th out of 255
Terrain low, nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef 2006

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Heal The World Foundation.

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Baker Island Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 3
  • Baker Island ranked 5th last for area > total globally in 2006.
  • Baker Island has ranked in the top 29 for land use > other since 1998.