Line Islands, a group of low atolls in the central Pacific Ocean on both sides of the Equator. The islands extend from Kingman Reef, which lies about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) southwest of Honolulu, to Flint Island, about 1,400 miles (2,250 km) southeast of Kingman Reef.
Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, and Jarvis Island belong to the United States. The rest of the islands are part of Kiribati. Most of the islands in the Line group are uninhabited. Kiritimati (formerly Christmas Island) and Malden Island were once used as nuclear test sites. Copra and coconuts are exported from the inhabited islands.