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Republic o the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through jynt effort"
Anthem: Forever Marshall Islands
Caipital Majuro[1]
7°7′N 171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Largest city caipital
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups (2006)
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% mixed Marshallese
  • 2% ithers
Demonym Marshallese
Government Unitary presidential
democratic republic
 -  Preses Christopher Loeak
Legislatur Nitijela
Unthirldom
 -  Self-govrenment 1979 
 -  Compact o Free Association October 21, 1986 
Aurie
 -  Total 181 km2 (213th)
70 sq mi 
 -  Watter (%) n/a (negligible)
Population
 -  2009 estimate 68,000[2] (205t)
 -  2003 census 56,429
 -  Densitie 342.5/km2 (28t)
885.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2001 estimate
 -  Total $115 million (220th)
 -  Per capita $2,900a (195t)
Currency Unitit States dollar (USD)
Time zone MHT (UTC+12)
Drives on the richt
Cawin code +692
Internet TLD .mh
a. 2005 estimate.

The Republic o the Marshall Islands (RMI) /ˈmɑrʃəl ˈaɪləndz/ ( listen), is a Micronesian naition o atolls an islands in the middle o the Paceefic Ocean, juist wast o the Internaitional Date Line an juist north o the Equator. The population is aboot 62,000. In 1986 unthirldom wis attained unner a Compact of Free Association wi the Unitit States.

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  1. The largest cities in Marshall Islands, ranked by population. population.mongabay.com. Retrieved on May 25, 2012.
  2. Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009). World Population Prospects, Table A.1 (PDF). 2008 revision. United Nations. Retrieved March 12, 2009.