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Bajo Nuevo Bank, also called the Petrel Islands, is located in the western Caribbean Sea. Bajo Nuevo is the subject of conflicting claims on the part of the United States and Jamaica. The claim of the United States derives from the Guano Islands Act and specifically refers to the Low Cay. Bajo Nuevo is 26 kilometers long and 9 kilometers wide. If the United States claim is valid, then the Bank would be considered an unorganized, unincorporated United States territory.

See also: Serranilla Bank, Political divisions of the United States

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