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Republic of the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin Ṃajeḷ  (Marshallese)
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through joint effort"
Anthem: "Forever Marshall Islands"
Location of Marshall Islands
Capital
and largest city
Majuro[1]
7°7′N 171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2006[2])
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% Mixed Marshallese
  • 2% Others
Religion
(2010)
Demonym(s)Marshallese
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
• President
David Kabua
• Speaker
Kenneth Kedi[4]
LegislatureNitijela
Independence 
from the United States
• Self-government
May 1, 1979
October 21, 1986
Area
• Total
181.43 km2 (70.05 sq mi) (188th)
• Water (%)
n/a (negligible)
Population
• 2018 estimate
58,413[5][6] (211th)
• 2011 census
53,158[7]
• Density
293.0/km2 (758.9/sq mi) (28th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$215 million
• Per capita
$3,789[8]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$220 million
• Per capita
$3,866[8]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.704[9]
high · 117th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+12 (MHT)
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+692
ISO 3166 codeMH
Internet TLD.mh
  1. 2005 estimate.

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an independent island country near the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country's population of 58,413 people is spread out over five islands and 29 coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The capital and largest city is Majuro. It has the largest portion of its territory composed of water of any sovereign state, at 97.87%.