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Palmyra Atoll is an incorporated U.S. territory and, as such, is a constituent part of the United States. It is 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. Palmyra Atoll, as well as ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Jarvis Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Midway Atoll, and ► Wake Island, lies in the Pacific Ocean, south of ► Hawaii. The atoll is 4.6 square miles (12 km2) and is located in the Northern Pacific Ocean at 5°52′N 162°6′W. Geographically, Palmyra is one of the Northern Line Islands (southeast of Kingman Reef and north of ► Kiribati Line Islands), located almost due south of the Hawaiian Islands, roughly halfway between Hawaii and ► American Samoa. Its 9 miles (14 km) of coastline has one anchorage, known as West Lagoon. It consists of an extensive reef, two shallow lagoons, and a number of sand and reef-rock islets and bars covered with vegetation—mostly coconut trees, scaevola, and tall pisonia trees.