midway islands


midway islands

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  1. an atoll in the central Pacific, about 2100 km (1300 miles) northwest of Honolulu: annexed by the US in 1867: scene of a decisive battle (June, 1942), in which the US combined fleets destroyed Japan’s carrier fleet. Pop: 40 (2013 est). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)

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