Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Estados Unidos de América, États-Unis d'Amérique, Stati Uniti d'America, United States of America
Insel, Isla, Île, Isola, Island

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Midway Islands (W3)

Die "Midway Islands" liegen mitten im Pazifischen Ozean zwischen Nordamerika und Asien. Vielleicht spielte bei der Namensgebung auch die Lage zur - der Null-Linie, Greenwich Meridian, gegenüberliegenden - mittleren Datumslinie eine Rolle.

Ursprünglich wurden sie nach ihrem Entdecker Kapitän "N.C. Middlebrooks" als "Middlebrook Islands" oder "Brook Islands" ("Captain Brooks") genannt.

(E?)(L1) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mq.html


(E?)(L1) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/um.html

Midway Islands: The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947, Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a NWR and are the site of the world's largest Laysan albatross colony.
(E?)(L?) http://www.fws.gov/midway/

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife & Habitat | Recreation | Management | Education | Get Involved | Plan Your Visit | Battle of Midway National Memorial | Preserving the Past


(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Islands


(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States


(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_ocean


(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country_name_etymologies


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