from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Two small islands and a surrounding coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean northwest of Honolulu. Discovered in 1859, they were annexed by the United States in 1867 and remain a U.S. territory with an important naval base. A decisive World War II Allied victory in the Battle of Midway (June 3-6, 1942) was a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.
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- proper n. a small group of islands in the central Pacific; a US territory
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- n. an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands.
The Midway Islands, Hawaiian group, and their territorial seas, located approximately between the parallels of 28 degrees 5 minutes and 28 degrees 25 minutes North latitude and between the meridians of 177 degrees
Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Midway Islands
Midway Islands no indigenous inhabitants; approximately 40 people make up the staff of US Fish and Wildlife Service and their services contractor living at the atoll (July 2004 est.)
Midway Islands defense is the responsibility of the US
Midway Islands conventional long form: none conventional short form: Midway Islands
Midway Islands subtropical; moderated by prevailing easterly winds
Midway Islands the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Midway Islands arable land: 0\% permanent crops: 0\% other: 100\% (2001)
Midway Islands about nine times the size of The Mall in Washington,