World Atlas: Marshall Islands. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Marshall Islands.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Marshall Islands. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Marshall Islands. But let's start with the flag of Marshall Islands here:
Marshall Islands - Overview:
What you should know about Marshall Islands? Let's start with this: After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network. Kwajalein also hosts one of four dedicated ground antennas (the others are on Ascension (Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha), Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory), and at Cape Canaveral, Florida (US)) that assist in the operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation system.
Geography of Marshall Islands
Where on the globe is Marshall Islands? The location of this country is Oceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Total area of Marshall Islands is 181 sq km, of which 181 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: low coral limestone and sand islands. The lowest point of Marshall Islands is Pacific Ocean 0 m, the highest point East-central Airik Island, Maloelap Atoll 14 m. And the climate is tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November; islands border typhoon belt.
Inhabitants of Marshall Islands
Let's take a look how many people live in Marshall Islands. The number is: 74,539 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006). What are the languages in Marshall Islands? Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census). And the religions: Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5% (1999 census). How old are the people in average? 22.9 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 73.4 years. Where the people live in Marshall Islands? Here: most people live in urban clusters found on many of the country's islands; more than two-thirds of the population lives on the atolls of Majuro and Ebeye. The major urban areas of Marshall Islands are: Majuro (capital) 31,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Marshall Islands
The capital of Marshall Islands is Majuro; note - the capital is an atoll of 64 islands; governmental buildings are housed on three fused islands: Djarrit, Uliga, and Delap and the government type presidential republic in free association with the US. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 24 municipalities; Ailinglaplap, Ailuk, Arno, Aur, Bikini & Kili, Ebon, Enewetak & Ujelang, Jabat, Jaluit, Kwajalein, Lae, Lib, Likiep, Majuro, Maloelap, Mejit, Mili, Namdrik, Namu, Rongelap, Ujae, Utrik, Wotho, Wotje. Regarding the economy of Marshall Islands, important industrial products are copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls). Important agricultural products are coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, fruits; pigs, chickens. The most important export commodities are copra cake, coconut oil, handicrafts, fish and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels, beverages, tobacco and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Marshall Islands and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $3,400 (2017 est.). This is a very low number. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.