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Silversea cruise in Kapingamarangi Atoll , Federated States of Micronesia
Silversea cruise in Kapingamarangi Atoll , Federated States of Micronesia
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Amazing Planet
KAPINGAMARANGI - Un paraíso perdido en el Pacífico (Micronesia) GoProHD
KAPINGAMARANGI - Un paraíso perdido en el Pacífico (Micronesia) GoProHD
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: Marc Berdala
Jane Kinchiro - 50 plus one #Kapingamarangi
Jane Kinchiro - 50 plus one #Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Ahine Borong
Kapingamarangi Constitution Day Celebration January 25th.
Kapingamarangi Constitution Day Celebration January 25th.
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: tRiS jORge
Viaje a Pohnpei - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Viaje a Pohnpei - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: Paco Nadal, supongo
kapingamarangi hula dance
kapingamarangi hula dance
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Janelle Head
La isla de la felicidad - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
La isla de la felicidad - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Published: 2014/05/31
Channel: Paco Nadal, supongo
kapingamarangi Kap@Sunshine Mar 15 2017
kapingamarangi Kap@Sunshine Mar 15 2017
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Erickson Amida
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: teadbye Bahingai
"The Polynesians of Kapingamarangi" Reel 1
"The Polynesians of Kapingamarangi" Reel 1
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Penn Museum
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi
Published: 2015/04/05
Channel: Nanneth Andrew
1990 Voyage of ULLA part 22: to Kapingamarangi
1990 Voyage of ULLA part 22: to Kapingamarangi
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: kuiutom
Kapingamarangi march 18
Kapingamarangi march 18
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Daisy-lynn Salomon
kapingamarangi Asheville Mar 15 2017
kapingamarangi Asheville Mar 15 2017
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Erickson Amida
Mother
Mother'sday in Asheville@Lakejulian......Kapingamarangi
Published: 2013/05/13
Channel: Kat22013
1947 - 1950 Polynesians of Kapingamarangi
1947 - 1950 Polynesians of Kapingamarangi
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: FamilleRey Tahiti
Polynesians of Kapingamarangi (1947, 1950)
Polynesians of Kapingamarangi (1947, 1950)
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Penn Museum
Kapingamarangi constitution  day
Kapingamarangi constitution day
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: Angeleen Joshua
Legend of Kiribati woman who drifted to Kapingamarangi Atoll
Legend of Kiribati woman who drifted to Kapingamarangi Atoll
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Tale of a Sea Bass and a Rat, Kapingamarangi
Tale of a Sea Bass and a Rat, Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Kapingamarangi language: importance and counting
Kapingamarangi language: importance and counting
Published: 2013/10/17
Channel: EnduringVoices
Kapingamarangi On Guam Part II
Kapingamarangi On Guam Part II
Published: 2009/09/19
Channel: kapingawahine
Account of Timothy Monop
Account of Timothy Monop's Activities during the 1960s, Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Marangi dance
Marangi dance
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Janelle Head
KAPINGAMARANGI - 2
KAPINGAMARANGI - 2
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: MALiAOE
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Clastine Andrew
Kapingamarangi Loom Weaving Documentation, 1992
Kapingamarangi Loom Weaving Documentation, 1992
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Hawortson Heinrich on Kapingamarangi language
Hawortson Heinrich on Kapingamarangi language
Published: 2015/06/25
Channel: EnduringVoices
Outrigger Kapingamarangi Atoll
Outrigger Kapingamarangi Atoll
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Sabinus Lomboy
Tama
Tama'ahina Kapingamarangi
Published: 2010/02/03
Channel: polynesianboy12
Tráiler - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Tráiler - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: Paco Nadal, supongo
recording kapingamarangi worship song
recording kapingamarangi worship song
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: Folling Heinrich
Birthday Kapingamarangi
Birthday Kapingamarangi
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Norman Lick
Tale of a Boy Who Became Named "Octopus", Kapingamarangi
Tale of a Boy Who Became Named "Octopus", Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Kapingamarangi Taro Celebration Day, March 16, 2015
Kapingamarangi Taro Celebration Day, March 16, 2015
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
900 millas a vela - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
900 millas a vela - Kapingamarangi, el paraíso desconocido
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: Paco Nadal, supongo
Marangi Boyz - KAPINGAMARANGI ATOLL
Marangi Boyz - KAPINGAMARANGI ATOLL
Published: 2013/01/02
Channel: 2247JRED
Account of World War II, Kapingamarangi
Account of World War II, Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Kapingamarangi Meaning
Kapingamarangi Meaning
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: SDictionary
Kapingamarangi boys
Kapingamarangi boys
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: iven john
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: TUZ LOHETE
Mwomwohdsou en Kapingamarangi koul 11242012 12
Mwomwohdsou en Kapingamarangi koul 11242012 12
Published: 2012/07/16
Channel: Bruce Elias Robert
kapingamarangi
kapingamarangi
Published: 2014/01/02
Channel: Souhou Kapinga
Tale of a Spider and a Rat, Kapingamarangi
Tale of a Spider and a Rat, Kapingamarangi
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
KAPINGAMARANGI - 1
KAPINGAMARANGI - 1
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: MALiAOE
KAPINGAMARANGI SHORT SPEECH FROM CHESTRIC GEORGE ABOUT EDUC
KAPINGAMARANGI SHORT SPEECH FROM CHESTRIC GEORGE ABOUT EDUC
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Trellison George
KAPINGAMARANGI - 3
KAPINGAMARANGI - 3
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: MALiAOE
Legend of Utamatua, Kapingamarangi Atoll
Legend of Utamatua, Kapingamarangi Atoll
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi's girls hula at Oregon in march 15 2008!
Published: 2010/04/08
Channel: G D
Kapingamarangi Christmas 2012
Kapingamarangi Christmas 2012
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Darla Heinrich
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Coordinates: 1°4′N 154°47′E / 1.067°N 154.783°E / 1.067; 154.783

Kapingamarangi is located in Pacific Ocean
Kapingamarangi
Kapingamarangi
Location of Kapingamarangi in the Pacific Ocean
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Kapingamarangi is an atoll and a municipality in the state of Pohnpei of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is by far the most southerly atoll or island of the country and of the Caroline Islands, 300 km (190 mi) south of the next southerly atoll, Nukuoro, and 740 km (460 mi) southwest of the main island of Pohnpei state; it forms a Polynesian outlier.

The total area of the atoll, including the lagoon, is 74 km2 (29 sq mi). Out of this, 1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi) is land area, spread over 33 wooded islets on the eastern side of the atoll, three of which host the population of about 500 people. The western reef rim of the atoll is almost submerged at high water.

Population[edit]

Kapingamarangi has a population of about 500 (as of 2007). Several hundred Kapingamarangi people also live in Porakied village in Pohnpei. Their language is Polynesian. The main industry is fishing.[1]

Touhou Island, which reaches a height of 35 in (890 mm) and is connected to Welua Island (Ueru Island) in the north by a causeway, is the capital of the municipality, the center of population and the home of a native chief. Most of the population resides on these two islets, plus the remnant on Taringa (south of Touhou), although many of the remaining islets are used for growing fruit and vegetables.[2]

History[edit]

The first recorded sighting by Europeans was by the Spanish expedition of Hernando de Grijalva in 1537, who charted it as Los Pescadores (Island of the Fishermen in Spanish, not to be confused with Pescadores Islands.).[3][4] This discovery was referred by a contemporary, the Portuguese António Galvão, governor of Ternate, in his book Tratado dos Descubrimientos of 1563.[5]

In the 19th century it was charted as Greenwich and Pikaram by the English, and Constantine by the French.

The island was occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and attacked by U.S. Navy long-range bombers.[6] Two Japanese ships are listed on a wreck diving website.[7]

The case of Spain's modern sovereignty rights[edit]

During the dispute for the Carolines between Germany and Spain in 1885, arbitrated by Pope Leo XIII, the sovereignty of Spain over the Caroline and Palau islands as part of the Spanish East Indies was analyzed by a commission of cardinals and confirmed by an agreement signed on 17 December. Its Article 2 specifies the limits of Spanish sovereignty in South Micronesia, being formed by the Equator and 11°N Latitude and by 133° and by 164° Longitude. In 1899, Spain sold the Marianas, Carolinas and Palaus to Germany after its defeat in 1898 in the Spanish–American War. However Emilio Pastor Santos, a researcher of the Spanish National Research Council, claimed in 1948 that there was historical basis, supported by the charts and maps of the time, to argue that Kapingamarangi and some other islands had never been considered part of the Carolines. Thus Kapingamarangi was not included in the description of the territory transferred to Germany, and therefore was not affected on the part of Spain to any cessation of transfer and theoretically Spain should have the only jurisdiction and right to this island.

Pastor Santos presented his thesis to the Spanish government in 1948. In the Council of Ministers of Spain on 12 January 1949, the Minister of Foreign Affairs declared on this proposal that it had passed to the first stage of public attention. The Cabinet of Diplomatic Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs circulated the following note:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs informed the Council of Ministers of the situation in which we find ourselves in view of information and public commentary in the press and because of the requests made of the Spanish administration. The Ministry recognises that it is a certain fact and historic truth due to Article 3 of the Treaty of July 1, 1899, that Spain reserved a series of rights in Micronesia and for another thing, the specifications of the territories which Spain ceded in 1899 leaves apart certain groups of islands in the same zone.

However, no Spanish government has made any attempt in this respect, and this case remains as a historical curiosity related to Kapingamarangi.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kapingamarangi people - World Culture Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Monograph with islet maps (1956)
  3. ^ Coello, Francisco "Conflicto hispano-alemán" Boletín de Sociedad Geográfica de Madrid, t.XIX. 2º semestre 1885, Madrid, p.276
  4. ^ Riesenberg, Saul H. "Six Pacific island discoveries" The American Neptune, Vol. 34; Salem, Mass. 1974, p.256
  5. ^ Galvano, Antonio The Discoveries of the World, from their First Original unto the Year of our Lord 1555 Hakluyt Society, London, 1865, (Ser. I, no. 30).
  6. ^ John F. Humphrey Biography
  7. ^ Pacific Wrecks
  8. ^ Pastor y Santos, Emilio Territorios de Soberanía española en Oceanía, Instituto de Estudios Africanos, CSIC, Madrid, 1950
  9. ^ Weaver, Zay Territories under Spanish Sovereignty in Oceania (partial translation of Pastor y Santos, Emilio Territorios de Soberanía española en Oceanía), Palau Museum, Koror, 1967

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