Palmyra Atoll

Map of Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. No one lives there, but 4 to 20 people use this island. It is managed as a nature reserve by the United States. It is known as the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.[1]

In 2005, a team of scientists from around the world started to build a research station on the island. They wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the environment of the island.

History

Palmyra Atoll was claimed by the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1862, and was taken by the United States in 1898 along with Hawaii. The atoll was not included in the Hawaii Admission Act of 1959, which made Hawaii a state, so it remained a US territory.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Palmyra-atol
azərbaycanca: Palmira rifi
Bân-lâm-gú: Palmyra Khoân-chiau
беларуская: Пальміра (атол)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пальміра
български: Палмира (остров)
Boarisch: Palmyra (Atoll)
bosanski: Atol Palmyra
català: Atol Palmyra
čeština: Palmyra (atol)
Ελληνικά: Ατόλη Παλμύρα
English: Palmyra Atoll
español: Atolón Palmyra
Esperanto: Palmiro
føroyskt: Palmyra Atoll
français: Atoll Palmyra
galego: Atol Palmyra
한국어: 팔미라 환초
hrvatski: Palmyra (atol)
Bahasa Indonesia: Atol Palmyra
íslenska: Palmyraeyja
Basa Jawa: Atol Palmyra
kernowek: Enesik Palmyra
latviešu: Palmiras atols
lietuvių: Palmyros atolas
Limburgs: Palmyra-atol
македонски: Палмирски Атол
მარგალური: პალმირაშ ატოლი
Bahasa Melayu: Atol Palmyra
Nederlands: Palmyra (atol)
norsk nynorsk: Palmyra-atollen
português: Atol Palmyra
română: Atolul Palmyra
slovenčina: Atol Palmyra
српски / srpski: Палмира (атол)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Atol Palmyra
Basa Sunda: Atol Palmyra
Türkçe: Palmyra Atolü
українська: Пальміра (атол)