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Howland Island
 
uninhabited island (.73 sq mi/1.89 sq km), central Pacific near the equator, c.1,620 mi (2610 km) SW of Honolulu. The island was discovered by American traders and was claimed by the United States in 1856, along with Jarvis Island and Baker Island.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. (Copyright © 2003 Columbia University Press.
 
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