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Contiguous Zone - U.S.-Affiliated Pacifc Islands

Metadata Updated: October 14, 2022

These boundaries represent the contiguous zone for U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, as well as the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island.

The contiguous zone is a band of water extending from the outer edge of the territorial sea to up to 24 nautical miles from the coastal baseline (usually the mean low-water mark), within which a state can exert limited control for the purpose of preventing or punishing "infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea". However, unlike the Territorial Sea there is no standard rule for resolving such conflicts, and the states in question must negotiate their own compromise.

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Metadata Date March 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 14, 2022
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 25, 2016 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 14, 2022
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 25, 2016 (revision)
Responsible Party NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid pac_ocs_usa_contiguous_zone
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Bbox West Long -178.828374
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)
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