Jarvis Island is an uninhabited 4.5 km² island located at 0°22′S 160°03′W in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to the Cook Islands. It is one of the Line Islands, in the central part of the group. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States, administered from Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Jarvis Island, as well as ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Midway Atoll, ► Wake Island and ► Palmyra Atoll, lies in the Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii.
Unincorporated territory of the United States (American since 1935)
Jarvis Island was discovered by Britain in 1821, annexed by the United States in 1858, annexed by Britain in 1889, and reclaimed by the United States in 1935.
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