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Background: Discovered by the US early in the 19th century, the island was officially claimed by the US in 1857. Both US and British companies mined for guano until about 1890. In 1935, a short-lived attempt at colonization began on this island, similar to the effort on nearby Baker Island, but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned. The famed American aviatrix Amelia EARHART disappeared while seeking out Howland Island as a refueling stop during her 1937 round-the-world flight; Earhart Light, a day beacon near the middle of the west coast, was named in her memory. The island was established as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974.
 
 
Common Name: Howland Island Local Official Name: Howland Island
Abbreviated Name: Howland Island Official Name: Howland Island
Official Script Name: Howland Island Local Common Name: Howland Island
Former Name: Howland Island Territory of: United States of America
 
Head of State: NA
 
Government Type: unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
 
Independence: NA
 
Constitution: NA
 
National Holiday: NA
 
International Organization Participation: NA
 
Administrative Divisions: NA
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
 
Suffrage: NA years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: NA
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 NA GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Howland Island: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 139 sq km 
Region: Oceania Land Area Land: 136 sq km
Capitol City: NA Land Area Water: 2 sq km
      
Latitude: 000 48 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 176 38 W Border Boundary Coastline: 6 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 3 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in Howland Island: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: no natural fresh water resources
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife
 
Geographical Terrain: low-lying, nearly level, sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef; depressed central area
 
Comparative Area of Howland Island: about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
 
Howland Island's Geography: almost totally covered with grasses, prostrate vines, and low-growing shrubs; small area of trees in the center; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife
 

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General Climate: equatorial; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun
 
Natural Hazards: the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard
 
 
 NA ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: no economic activity
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: NA
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: NA
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: NA
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $0 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $0 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: NA
 
Primary Industries: NA
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Import Partners: NA
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Export Partners: NA
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 0 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 0 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: NA Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: HQ Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: NA
 
  
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 0 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast
 
  
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Population: 0 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.00% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: NA
 
Ethnic Groups: NA 
 
  
Primary Language: NA
 
Other Languages: NA
 
 
Primary Religion: NA
 
Other Religions: NA
 
  
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the US; visited annually by the US Coast Guard
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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