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Here are some interesting facts about Baker Island - Category: Introduction - Background: The US took possession of the island in 1857, and 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 was begun on this island - as well as on nearby Howland Island - but was disrupted by World War II and thereafter abandoned. Presently the island is a National Wildlife Refuge run by the US Department of the Interior; a day beacon is situated near the middle of the west coast.

Category: Government - Legal system: the laws of the US, where applicable, apply

Category: People - Population: uninhabited; note: American civilians evacuated in 1942 after Japanese air and naval attacks during World War II; occupied by US military during World War II, but abandoned after the war; public entry is by special-use permit from US Fish and Wildlife Service only and generally restricted to scientists and educators; a cemetery and remnants of structures from early settlement are located near the middle of the west coast; visited annually by US Fish and Wildlife Service

Category: Economy - Economy - overview: no economic activity

Category: Geography - Terrain: low, nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef

Category: Transportation - Transportation - note: there is a day beacon near the middle of the west coast

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the US; visited annually by the US Coast Guard

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

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  1. Transportation - Transportation - note: there is a day beacon near the middle of the west coast

  2. Transportation - Ports and terminals: none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast

  3. Government - Legal system: the laws of the US, where applicable, apply

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html