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Continent:
Oceania

ISO code:
UM, UMI, 581

Phone code:
1

Currency:
USD

Language:
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United States Minor Outlying Islands is a statistical designation defined by the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 3166-1 code. The entry code is ISO 3166-2:UM. The minor outlying islands and groups of islands consist of eight United States insular areas in the Pacific Ocean (Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll) and one in the Caribbean Sea (Navassa Island). The United States has a related territorial dispute with Colombia over administration of Bajo Nuevo Bank and Serranilla Bank. Those entities are not included in the ISO designation. == History == In 1936 a colonization program began to settle Americans on Baker, Howland, and Jarvis, but all three islands were evacuated in 1942 as a result of World War II.ISO introduced the term "United States Minor Outlying Islands" in 1986. Read more in wiki.


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