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Wake Island

Facts & Figures

Map of Wake Island
  • Status: Territory

  • 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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