|Area||6.2 sq km|
|Population||approximately 40 US Fish and Wildlife staff (April 2002 est.)|
|Internet TLD||.um (part of U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)|
|Time Zone||UTC -11|
The Midway Islands or Midway Atoll is a wildlife refuge in the north Pacific Ocean, roughly "midway" between California and East Asia, just east of the International Date Line. It was made famous by an Oscar-winning color documentary in 1942, and a 1976 feature film, both about the battle which marked a turning point in World War II.