Eauripik

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Eauripik
Eauripik ISS002.jpg
NASA picture of Eauripik Atoll
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Geography
Location North Pacific
Coordinates 06°41′30″N 143°2′30″E / 6.69167°N 143.04167°E / 6.69167; 143.04167
Archipelago Caroline
Total islands 3
Area 0.236 km2 (0.091 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Country
Demographics
Population 113 (as of 2000)
Ethnic groups Micronesian
Eauripik is located in Pacific Ocean
Eauripik
Eauripik
Location of Eauripik in the Pacific Ocean

Eauripik Island is a coral atoll of three islands in the western Caroline Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district in Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Its total land area is only 23.6 hectares 0.236 square kilometres (0.091 sq mi), but it encloses a deep lagoon of 5.921 square kilometres (2.286 sq mi). With light southwest winds, there are usually breakers on both sides of the atoll. All of the islets are covered with coconut palms. There used to be five islets, but two were washed away in the late 1970s by typhoon waves. Eauripik is located approximately 108 kilometres (67 mi) southwest of Woleai.

The population of Eauripik Island was 113 in 2000.[citation needed] Many islanders are usually residing on the Yap mainland as temporary laborers.[1]

As with all of the Caroline Islands, sovereignty passed to the Empire of Germany in 1899. The island came under the control of the Empire of Japan after World War I, and was subsequently administered under the South Pacific Mandate. Following World War II, the island came under the control of the United States of America and was administered as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947, and became part of the Federated States of Micronesia from 1979.

References[edit]

  • Columbia Gazeteer of the World. Vol. 1, p. 900
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