“Baker” is the last place in the world to celebrate the New Year.. Learn about the atoll

“Baker” is the last place in the world to celebrate the New Year.. Learn about the atoll
“Baker” is the last place in the world to celebrate the New Year.. Learn about the atoll

Baker Island of the United States of America is the last region on Earth to enter the new year 2022, and it is expected that the first hours of 2022 will be the end of Saturday local time, and the early hours of tomorrow, Sunday.

And the New Year’s Day coincides with the world’s fears of a wider spread of the Omicron mutator, and experts advised to avoid celebrating in large gatherings, and with many countries recording the highest infection rate ever, the authorities canceled the New Year celebrations in many parts. Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the Pacific Ocean about 3,100 km southwest of Honolulu.

What is Baker Island and where is it located?

The island is located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia, and it belongs to the United States, its closest neighbor is Howland Island.

The island covers an area of ​​1.64 square kilometers (0.63 sq mi), with a coastline of 4.9 km (3.04 mi) long. The climate is tropical, with little rain, constant winds, and strong sunshine. Most of the land is low and sandy: an atoll surrounded by narrow reefs, devoid of any lake, and the highest point on the island is 8 meters (26 feet) above sea level..

The protection of the island and its nature, as well as the animals and plants found on it, is the responsibility of the United States, although the island is uninhabited, yet it is visited annually by a number of researchers and interested persons by the American Fish and Wildlife Foundation. For statistical purposes, Baker Island is included with the small outlying islands of the United States.


Baker Island on the map

 
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