Marshall Islands

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Republic o the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
Banner o Marshall Islands
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through jynt effort"
Location o Marshall Islands
and largest city
7°7′N 171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups (2006)
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% mixed Marshallese
  • 2% ithers
Demonym Marshallese
Govrenment Unitary presidential
democratic republic
• Preses
Christopher Loeak
Legislatur Nitijela
• Self-govrenment
October 21, 1986
• Total
181 km2 (70 sq mi) (213th)
• Water (%)
n/a (negligible)
• 2009 estimate
68,000[2] (205t)
• 2003 census
• Density
342.5/km2 (887.1/sq mi) (28t)
GDP (PPP) 2001 estimate
• Total
$115 million (220th)
• Per capita
$2,900a (195t)
Currency Unitit States dollar (USD)
Time zone UTC+12 (MHT)
Drivin side richt
Cawin code +692
ISO 3166 code MH
Internet TLD .mh
  1. 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The largest cities in Marshall Islands, ranked by population. 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.