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Marine Places

Midway Islands

These four islands form a coral atoll that lies roughly halfway between North America and Asia. Its position has made it useful for a variety of purposes over the years, first as a telegraph cable and radio station, then as a flying boat stopover, and as an important naval and air station in wartime. Today it is administered by the US government as a wildlife refuge.

Midway and Hawaii - Midway Islandszoom image
  • Type Coral atoll islands
  • Area 2.5 square miles (6.2 square km)
  • Number of Islands 4