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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 the Marshall Islands
and largest city
Delap-Uliga-Djarrit on Majuro[1]
7°7′N 171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Official languages
Ethnic groups
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% Mixed Marshallese
  • 2% Others
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
• President
David Kabua
• Speaker
Kenneth Kedi[4]
from the United States
• Self-government
May 1, 1979
October 21, 1986
• Total
181.43 km2 (70.05 sq mi) (189th)
• Water (%)
n/a (negligible)
• 2018 estimate
58,413[5][6] (211th)
• 2011 census
• Density
293.0/km2 (758.9/sq mi) (28th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$215 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$220 million
• Per capita
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%. The islands share maritime boundaries with Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the southeast, Nauru to the south, and Federated States of Micronesia to the west. About 52.3% of Marshall Islanders live on Majuro. In 2016, 73.3% of the population were defined as being "urban". The UN also indicates a population density of 760 inhabitants per square mile (295/km2), and its projected 2020 population is 59,190.