Official English Name: Republic of the Marshall Islands
Official Local Name(s): Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
Common English Name: Marshall Islands
Capital: Majuro

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Official Language(s)

English, Marshallese
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Coconut products, Marine products, Deep seabed minerals

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Marshallese (86.8%), American (6.4%), Other Pacific Islanders (2.3%), Japanese (0.8%), Filipino (0.8%)

People

Est. Population:

73,376

Demonym:

Marshallese

Religions:

Protestant (86.2%)
Roman Catholic (6.8%)
Other Christian (5.8%)
Indigenous (2.6%)
Atheist (1.6%)

Largest City:

Majuro (27,797)

Geography

Region:

Oceania

Bodies of Water:

Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

181 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

370.4 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Low coral limestone
Sand islands

Highest Point

Unnamed location on Likiep (10 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Typhoons

Government

Type:

Constitutional government in free association with the United States

Head of State and Government:

President Hilda Heine

Admin. Divisions

24 Municipalities

Independence:

21 October 1986 (from the United States of America)

Nat'l Symbol:

24-rayed star

Nat'l Anthem:

Forever Marshall Islands

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,200 (USD)

Currency

$ (United States Dollar)

Exchange Rate

The Marshall Islands use the United States dollar as its official currency.

Communication

Internet Code

.mh

Telephone Code

+692

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Cultural Notes

Consideration for others is an integral part of Marshallese culture.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rm.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/RM (Ethnic and religious data)
http://prism.spc.int/images/census_reports/Marshall_Islands_Census_2011-Full.pdf (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 13 November 2016