Covering a total land area of only 180 sq.km (70.05 sq mi), Marshall Islands consist of 29 low-lying coral atolls comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets; scattered over a wide area in central Pacific Ocean. Marshall Islands are composed of coral islands and islets which have accumulated on its atoll reefs and are formed on top of ancient volcanoes submerged below sea level. The general landscape is sandy as most of these islands rise only a few feet above sea level, with the highest point being an unnamed hill on Likiep which peaks at only 32ft (10m). The Kwajalein Atoll, with a huge central lagoon is the largest coral atoll on the planet.
Marshall Islands (officially, the Republic of the Marshall Islands) is divided into 24 municipalities/electoral districts which correspond to the inhabited islands/atolls. These municipalities/electoral districts are: Ailinglaplap, Ailuk, Arno, Aur, Ebon, Enewetak, Jabat, Jaluit, Kii, Kwajalein, Lae, Lib, Likiep, Majuro, Maloelap, Mejit, Mili, Namdrik, Namu, Rongelap, Ujae, Utirik, Wotho and Wotje.
Marshall Islands is a sovereign Micronesian island nation and an associated state of the United States. Covering a total land area of only 180 sq.km, Marshall Islands consist of 29 low-lying coral atolls comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets; scattered over 1,900,000 sq.km area in the central Pacific Ocean. These atolls and islands form two parallel chains referred to as the Ratak (Sunrise) chain and Ralik (Sunset) chain that are both oriented in a northwest-southeast direction.
Located in the southern part of Ratak chain is the large Majuro atoll where, the Majuro city is the national capital, the largest and the most populous city of Marshall Islands. The administrative offices are situated in the far east of the Majuro atoll, in Delap-Uliga-Djarrit town, which is also the main population center and one of the most densely populated urban areas of the Pacific Islands.
Marshall Islands is a sovereign Micronesian island nation, an associated state of the United States; with 29 coral atolls comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets located in the central Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth and to the north of the Equator and to the west of the International Date Line. Marshall Islands is situated roughly midway between Hawaii and Australia; to the north of Narau and Kiribati; to the east of the Federated States of Micronesia and to the south of Wake Island. Marshall Islands shares maritime borders with the wake Island to the north; Kiribati to the southeast; Nauru to the south and the Federated States of Micronesia to the west.
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|Legal Name||Republic of the Marshall Islands|
|Capital City||Majuro; note - the capital is an atoll of 64 islands; governmental buildings are housed on three fused islands: Djarrit, Uliga, and Delap|
|7 06 N, 171 23 E|
|Total Area||181.00 km2|
|Land Area||181.00 km2|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,788.16|
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