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Palmyra Atoll
 
not permanently inhabited atoll (2 sq mi/5.2 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands, c.1,100 mi (1,770 km) SW of Honolulu. First visited by Americans in 1802, and later claimed by the Hawaiian kingdom (1862) and Great Britain (1889), it was annexed by the United States in 1898.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. (Copyright © 2003 Columbia University Press.
 
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