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Kwajalein Atoll
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Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). The southernmost and largest island in the atoll is named Kwajalein Island, which English-speaking residents often call by the shortened name, Kwaj


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Omelek Island is located at 9.5 N, 167 E and is about 32,000 square metres (8 acres) in size. Geologically, it is composed of reef-rock, as are the other islands in the atoll

Kwajalein Atoll is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about 2,100 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,400 miles east of Guam. The island is home to USAKA(United States Army Kwajalein Atoll), the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defence Test Site (RTS) , and about 2,000 support personnel and family members on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur islands.
The atoll extends from approximately 8 45' N to 9 25' N and from 166 45' E to 167 50' E.

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The Reagan Test Site encompasses approximately 750,000 square miles, although the total land area is only about 70 square miles.

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The largest island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is Majuro Island (the capital of the RMI) in the Majuro Atoll. It is 1.793 square miles in area. There are only four islands larger that 1 square mile.

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Omelek Island is part of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is controlled by the United States military under a long-term lease (along with ten other islands in the atoll) and is part of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defence Test Site.

Omelek Island is located at
Latitude: 9.05653N, Longitude: 167.74492E

167.74965E_9.06352N
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