|Capital||administered from Washington, D.C., by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior; the Office of Insular Affairs of the US Department of the Interior continues to administer nine excluded areas comprising certain tidal and submerged lands within the 12 nm territorial sea or within the lagoon|
|Government||incorporated Territory of the United States; partly privately owned and partly federally owned|
|Area||3.9 sq km; 1950 sq km submerged|
|Population||4 to 20 Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife staff|
|Time Zone||UTC -11|
Palmyra Atoll is one of the Line Islands in Micronesia, 960 nm (1,778 km) south of Honolulu, about half way between Hawaii and American Samoa. Its nearest neighbor is uninhabited Kingman Reef to the northwest; the nearest inhabited islands are those of Kiribati.