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The Marshall Islands are a group of atolls and islets which form one country in Oceania. Together with 4 other countries they form an island group known as Micronesia.

The Marshall Islands are in the Pacific Ocean.

The land is mainly low lying.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of The Marshall Islands, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 9 00N
Longitude - 168 00E


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Check the weather in Majuro now.

This is the time in Majuro now

marshallislands The Marshall Islands flag is blue with two stripes coming from the lower left, flag pole, side. The top stripe is orange, the lower one white. A white star with four large rays and 20 small rays is on the flag pole side above the two stripes.

The capital of Marshall Islands is Majuro.

The Marshall Islands are a presidential republic with a President as head of government and head of state. It has a free association with the US.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in the Marshall Islands is the US dollar.

Marshallese and English are the official languages.

Hear the National Anthem

These are the anthem words


We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Marshall Islands to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.

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The total land area of the Marshall Islands is 181 sq kms which is the 12th largest in Oceania.

The Marshall Islands has no lakes, rivers and canals.

The Marshall Islands has no boundaries with other countries.

The Marshall Islands has a coastline of 370 kms which is the 12th longest in Oceania.

The highest point in the Marshall Islands is Maloelap Atoll at 14 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. marshallislands

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The total population of the Marshall Islands is 74,539 people, making it the 11th largest country in Oceania by population.

Of this number 36,647 are females and 37,892 are males.

A person from the Marshall Islands is called a Marshallese.

To be a citizen of the Marshall Islands, one of your parents must be a citizen of the Marshall Islands. It is not sufficient to be born in the Marshall Islands. You have to live in the Marshall Islands for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in the Marshall Islands, by population are:-

  • Majuro 25,400 people
  • Ebaye 15,000
  • Arno 2,068
  • Jabor 1,200
  • Wotje 880
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. marshallislandsEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.


72.7% of the people live in cities or towns.

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The birth rate in the Marshall Islands is 25.0 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in the Marshall Islands is 4.2 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 17.3 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 22.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 22.8 and for males is 22.6. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 22.7.

The elderly dependency ratio is 6.9. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 14.5. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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The Marshall Islands spends 17.1% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.44 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 2.7 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

52.9% of the population are estimated as obese.

93.5% of the urban population and 97.6% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

84.5% of the urban population and 56.2% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.


The Marshall Islands releases 0.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 9th highest in Oceania.

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We have no figures for the amount the Marshall Islands spends of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in the Marshall Islands. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 14 but can go on to 18. This may be followed by further education at the one college available.

We are awaiting information about school terms.

98.2% of females and 98.3% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

11.0% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 8.7% are unemployed while with males 12.2% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in the Marshall Islands is 10,670.

marshallislandsThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
36.0% of the workforce are unemployed.

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There are 4 paved airports in the Marshall Islands, which is the 6th highest number in Oceania.

There are no railways in the Marshall Islands.

There are 96,036 kilometres of roads in the Marshall Islands, which means Marshall Islands is in 14th place for the most kilometres of roads in Europe.

There are no major national newspapers in the Marshall Islands.

There are 16,000 mobile phone users.

3% of the people have a fixed landline.


21,857 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).

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