United States Miscellaneous Pacific Islands


United States Miscellaneous Pacific Islands

The United States Miscellaneous Pacific Islands is an obsolete term used to collectively describe Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, and Palmyra Atoll, all of them territories controlled by the United States by the Guano Islands Act in the Pacific Ocean.

The islands were given the ISO country codes of PU (alpha-2), PUS (alpha-3), and 849 (numeric) before 1986, and the FIPS country code of IQ before 1981. For ISO purposes, the islands are now defined as part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands, together with Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Navassa Island, and Wake Island, while each island is now given a separate FIPS code.

ee also

*United States Minor Outlying Islands
*United States Miscellaneous Caribbean Islands

External links

* [http://www.statoids.com/wfipshis.html Changes in FIPS PUB 10]


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