Definitions for baker island
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word baker island
Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean about 3,100 kilometers southwest of Honolulu. The island lies almost halfway between Hawaii and Australia, and is a possession of the United States. Its nearest neighbor is Howland Island, 68 km to the north. Located at 0°11′41″N 176°28′46″W / 0.19472°N 176.47944°W. the island covers 2.1 km², with 4.9 km of coastline. The climate is equatorial, with little rainfall, constant wind, and strong sunshine. The terrain is low-lying and sandy: a coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef with a depressed central area devoid of a lagoon with its highest point being 8 meters above sea level. The island now forms the Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge and is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the U.S. Its defense is the responsibility of the United States; though uninhabited, it is visited annually by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For statistical purposes, Baker is grouped with the United States Minor Outlying Islands.
Find a translation for the baker island definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these baker island definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"baker island." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/baker island>.