United States Miscellaneous Caribbean Islands

United States Miscellaneous Caribbean Islands

The United States Miscellaneous Caribbean Islands is an obsolete collective term for the territories currently or formerly controlled by the United States by the Guano Islands Act in the Caribbean Sea:
*Navassa Island (U.S. unincorporated territory, claimed by Haiti)
*Serranilla Bank (return to Colombia in 1982 unclear)
*Bajo Nuevo Bank (return to Colombia in 1982 unclear)
*Quita Sueño Bank (returned to Colombia on September 17, 1981)
*Serrana Bank (returned to Colombia on September 17, 1981)
*Roncador Bank (returned to Colombia on September 17, 1981)
*Corn Islands (returned to Nicaragua on April 25, 1971)
*Swan Islands (returned to Honduras on September 1, 1972)

The islands were given the FIPS country code of BQ before 1974. With the transfer of sovereignty of most of the islands, the FIPS country code of BQ now represent only Navassa Island, still controlled by the U.S.

ee also

*United States Miscellaneous Pacific Islands
*United States Minor Outlying Islands

External links

* [http://www.statoids.com/wfipshis.html Changes in FIPS PUB 10]
* [http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps9890/lps9890/www.doi.gov/oia/facts.html#fdi Return dates]


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