Wake Island | Facts & Information
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
- Wake Island Profile
Facts & Figures
Total area: 2.51 sq mi (6.5 sq km)
Comparative size: about 11 times the size of the Mall in Washington, DC
Population (July 2003 est.): no indigenous inhabitants; 200 civilian contractors.
Economy: The economic activity is limited to providing services to U.S. military personnel and contractors on the island. All food and manufactured goods must be imported.
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