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Midway Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Midway Islands
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Capital
Land Area
LocationAustralasia
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesUM, UMI, 5811
Internet Domain2
Currency3
Telephone+4

1. Overview

The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947, Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a national wildlife refuge. From 1996 to 2001 the refuge was open to the public; it is now temporarily closed.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/midway_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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