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Jarvis Island (U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)

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by Joseph McMillan

ISO Code: UM-86
ISO 3166-3 Code: PUUM
FIPS 10-4 Code: DQ
MARC Code: up
IOC Code: Not Applicable
Status: unincorporated territory of the United States



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According to the CIA World Factbook:

Jarvis Island - 7.7 sq. km., uninhabited but vegetated, Millersville settlement on western side of island occasionally used as a weather station from 1935 until World War II, when it was abandoned; reoccupied in 1957 during the International Geophysical Year by scientists who left in 1958; public entry is by special-use only and generally restricted to scientists and educators. Unincorporated territory of the US, administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Jarig Bakker, 29 January 2000

Jarvis Island was claimed under the Guano Act. The US landed colonists on the island in 1936 to reassert its claims but they were evacuated in 1942.
Phil Nelson, 25 April 2000

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