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Palmyra Atoll Territory
The American flag: red and white horizontal stripes with a field of blue in the top left that has 50 white stars The flag of the Palmyra Atoll has a stylized yellow sun rising in a red sky over blue water with a thin band of yellow sand at the bottom
Unofficial flag
Etymology: Greek: Template:Wiktell
Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Map of Palmyra Atoll
Country  United States
Status Unorganized, incorporated territory
Annexed by the U.S. June 14, 1900
Named for American trading ship USS Palmyra
 • Type Administered as a National Wildlife Refuge
 • Body United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
 • Total 4–20 staff and scientists
  Temporary researchers
Time zone UTC−11 (Samoa Time Zone)
Geocode 127
ISO 3166 code UM
Currency US dollar (USD)
Designated 2001
Official name: Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Designated: April 1, 2011
Reference #: 1971

Palmyra Atoll is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. No one lives there.but 4 to 20 people used this island. It is managed as a nature reserve by the United States. It is known as the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

In 2005, a team of scientists from all over the world started to build a research station on the island. They wanted to study the environment of the island.

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