Jarvis Island

Jarvis Island Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 4.5 sq km 2006 13th out of 20
Area > Total 4.5 sq km 2013 246th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 199th out of 246
Climate tropical; scant rainfall, constant wind, burning sun 2013
Coastline None 2013
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 7 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 0 22 S, 160 01 W 2013
Irrigated land 0.0 2012 20th out of 32
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 229th out of 246
Location Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and the Cook Islands 2013
Natural hazards the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island poses a maritime hazard 2006
Natural resources guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife 2013
Terrain sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008



Jarvis Island Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 5 Land use 3

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