Exploring Countries of the World

Jada Kent

Baker Island

Baker Island is an uninhabited unorganized and unincorporated territory of the United States one of the smallest U.S. Minor Outlying Islands it is in the Micronesian region of the Pacific Ocean about half way between Hawaii and Australia.

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.Climate Equatorial Scant Rainfall constant wind and sunny and burning sun.

Landscape Low nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef ,treeless, sparse, and scattered vegetation consisting of grasses, prostrate vines, and low growing shrubs; primarily a nesting, roosting, and foraging habitat for seabirds, shorebirds, and marine wildlife.

~ Capital ~ administered from Washington, DC, by the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system

~ Government~ unincorporated territory of the US

~ Area ~ 1.4 sq km

~ By plane ~There is an abandoned World War II runway of 1,665m, completely covered with vegetation and unusable.

~By boat~ There is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast.

Get around

~Walk

~See~ A cemetery and remnants of structures from early settlement are located near the middle of the west coast.

~Buy~ There is no economic activity on Baker Island.

~Sleep~ There are no accommodations on Baker Island. You should probably sleep on your boat while your there.