Interesting facts about the Wake Islands
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Dependency status: unorganized, unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Department of the Interior; activities in the atoll are currently conducted by the US Air Force

Category: People - Population: no indigenous inhabitants; note: since super typhoon IOKE, a small military contingent along with 75 contractor personnel have returned to the island to conduct clean-up and restore basic operations on the island (July 2008 estimate)

Economic activity is limited to providing services to military personnel and contractors located on the island. All food and manufactured goods must be imported.

Area (sq km): total: 6.5 sq km; land: 6.5 sq km; water: 0 sq km

Transportation - note: there are no commercial or civilian flights to and from Wake Island, except in direct support of island missions; emergency landing is available
Television broadcast stations: 0 (2005)

Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the US; the US Air Force is responsible for overall administration and operation of the island; the launch support facility is administered by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

Disputes - international: claimed by Marshall Islands

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