The Human Truth Foundation

Navassa Island

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Comments:
FB, LJ

Navassa Island
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Capital
Land Area
LocationNorth America, The Americas
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesUM, UMI, 5811
Internet Domain2
Currency3
Telephone+4

1. Overview

This uninhabited island was claimed by the US in 1857 for its guano. Mining took place between 1865 and 1898. The lighthouse, built in 1917, was shut down in 1996 and administration of Navassa Island transferred from the US Coast Guard to the Department of the Interior. A 1998 scientific expedition to the island described it as a unique preserve of Caribbean biodiversity; the following year it became a National Wildlife Refuge and annual scientific expeditions have continued.

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.

There isn't much information in the database for Navassa Island, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.