Baker Island

  • Type: Island

The US took possession of the island in 1857. Its guano deposits were mined by US and British companies during the second half of the 19th century. In 1935, a short-lived attempt at colonization began on this island but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned. The island was established as a NWR in 1974. - The World Factbook

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Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean 1830 nm (3389 km) southwest of Honolulu, about half way between Hawaii and Australia? - The World Factbook

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Physiographic feature Island

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