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Background: The US annexed Wake Island in 1899 for a cable station. An important air and naval base was constructed in 1940-41. In December 1941, the island was captured by the Japanese and held until the end of World War II. In subsequent years, Wake was developed as a stopover and refueling site for military and commercial aircraft transiting the Pacific. Since 1974, the island's airstrip has been used by the US military, as well as for emergency landings. All operations on the island were suspended and all personnel evacuated in August 2006 with the approach of super typhoon Loke (category 5), which struck the island with sustained winds of 250 kph and a 6 m storm surge inflicting major damage. A US Air Force assessment and repair team returned to the island in September and restored limited function to the airfield and facilities. The future status of activities on the island will be determined upon completion of the survey and assessment.
 
 
Common Name: Wake Island Local Official Name: Wake Island
Abbreviated Name: Wake Island Official Name: Wake Island
Official Script Name: Wake Island Local Common Name: Wake Island
Former Name: Wake Island Territory of: United States of America
 
Head of State: NA
 
Government Type: unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Department of the Interior; activities on the island are conducted by the US Air Force
 
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: claimed by Marshall Islands
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 NA GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Wake Island: Oceania, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to the Northern Mariana Islands
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 6 sq km 
Region: Oceania Land Area Land: 6 sq km
Capitol City: NA Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 019 17 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 166 36 E Border Boundary Coastline: 19 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 6 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in Wake Island: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: NA
 
Geographical Terrain: atoll of three coral islands built up on an underwater volcano; central lagoon is former crater, islands are part of the rim
 
Comparative Area of Wake Island: about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
 
Wake Island's Geography: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean; emergency landing location for transpacific flights
 

 NA CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical
 
Natural Hazards: occasional typhoons
 
 
 NA ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Economic activity is limited to providing services to military personnel and contractors located on the island. All food and manufactured goods must be imported.
 
 
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
 
  
 NA COMMUNICATIONS
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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: Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 808 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: satellite communications; 1 DSN circuit off the Overseas Telephone System (OTS) domestic: NA international: NA
 
  
 NA TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 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; two offshore anchorages for large ships
 
  
 NA PEOPLE
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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
 
  
 NA MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the US; launch support facility is part of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (RTS) administered by US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
 
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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