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About Marshall Islands in detail
Where is Marshall Islands?
Marshall Islands, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 7 06 N 171 23 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia.
What is the capital of Marshall Islands?
The capital city of Marshall Islands is: Majuro.
What is the time in Majuro?
It is 17 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Majuro is: UTC+12.
What is the Internet code for Marshall Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Marshall Islands is: .mh
What is the size of Marshall Islands?
The territory of Marshall Islands is total: 181 sq km; land: 181 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Marshall Islands is about the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Marshall Islands, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Marshall Islands?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Marshall Islands is covered by water (see below), and this includes 370.4 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Marshall Islands?
The climate of Marshall Islands is tropical: hot and humid: wet season May to November: islands border typhoon belt.
Geographical data of Marshall Islands
The elevation of Marshall Islands; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: unnamed location on Likiep 10 m.
The typical geographical details of Marshall Islands include low coral limestone and sand islands.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Marshall Islands is the islands of Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein atoll, famous as a World War II battleground, surrounds the world's largest lagoon and is used as a US missile test range; the island city of Ebeye is the second largest settlement in the Marshall Islands, after the capital of Majuro, and one of the most densely populated locations in the Pacific.
Resources and land use of Marshall Islands
The country’s main mined products are coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 50.7%; arable land 7.8%; permanent crops 31.2%; permanent pasture 11.7%; forest: 49.3%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Marshall Islands
The number of inhabitants of Marshall Islands is 73,376 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 72.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Marshall Islands is concentrated in MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Marshall Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006).
Spoken languages in Marshall Islands
The spoken languages in Marshall Islands are the following: Marshallese (official language) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census). Note: English (official language), widely spoken as a second language.
What are the most important religions in Marshall Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5% (1999 census).
Further population data of Marshall Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 35.48% (male 13,273 / female 12,758) 15-24 years: 17.54% (male 6,545 / female 6,326) 25-54 years: 37.4% (male 13,966 / female 13,475) 55-64 years: 5.79% (male 2,160 / female 2,086) 65 years and over: 3.8% (male 1,370 / female 1,417) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Marshall Islands is 1.6% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Marshall Islands the birth rate is 25 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Marshall Islands the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Marshall Islands, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Marshall Islands are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 17.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Marshall Islands
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; US assistance and lease payments for the use of Kwajalein Atoll as a US military base are the mainstay of this small island country. Agricultural production, primarily subsistence, is concentrated on small farms; the most important commercial crops are coThe Marshall Islands received roughly $1 billion in aid from the US during 1986-2001 under the original Compact of Free Association (Compact). In 2002 and 2003, the US and the Marshall Islands renegotiated the Compact's financial package for a 20-year per.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Marshall Islands is $188 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Marshall Islands is 1.7% (2016 estimate) 1.4% (2015 estimate) 0.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Marshall Islands this is $3,300 (2016 estimate) $3,200 (2015 estimate) $3,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Marshall Islands produces?
The main agricultural products of Marshall Islands are coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, fruits; pigs, chickens.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls). The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls).
Drinking water source in Marshall Islands
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.5% of population, rural: 97.6% of population, total: 94.6% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6.5% of population, rural: 2.4% of population, total: 5.4% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Marshall Islands
In Marshall Islands the average number of childbirth is 3.09 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Marshall Islands
The average age of the population is total: 22.7 years; male: 22.6 years, female: 22.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Marshall Islands it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Marshall Islands is -4.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Marshall Islands. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Marshall Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Marshall Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Marshall Islands density of the hospital beds is 2.7 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Marshall Islands the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Marshall Islands the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Marshall Islands is 42.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Marshall Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Marshall Islands are infrequent typhoons.
More interesting facts about Marshall Islands
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network. Kwajalein also hosts one of four dedicated ground antennas (the others are on Ascension (Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha), Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory), and at Cape Canaveral, Florida (US)) that assist in the operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation system..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Marshall Islands: 21 October 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship).
The flag and other symbols of Marshall Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue with two stripes radiating from the lower hoist-side corner - orange (top) and white; a white star with four large rays and 20 small rays appears on the hoist side above the two stripes; blue represents the Pacific Ocean, the orange stripe signifies the Ralik Chain or sunset and courage, while the white stripe signifies the Ratak Chain or sunrise and peace; the star symbolizes the cross of Christianity, each of the 24 rays designates one of the electoral districts in the country and the four larger rays highlight the principal cultural centers of Majuro, Jaluit, Wotje, and Ebeye; the rising diagonal band can also be interpreted as representing the equator, with the star showing the archipelago's position just to the north.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Marshall Islands: a 24-rayed star; national colors: blue, white, orange.
Constitution of Marshall Islands
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Marshall Islands?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Marshall Islands is mixed legal system of US and English common law, customary law, and local statutes.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Marshall Islands, we can highlight the following structures bicameral legislature consists of the Council of Iroij (12 seats; consists of tribal chiefs chosen by holders of the chieftainship among the constituent islands) and the National Parliament or Nitijela (33 seats; members directly elected by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms); note - the Council of Iroij advises the Presidential Cabinet and reviews legislation affecting customary law or any traditional practice)elections: last held on 21 November 2011 (next to be held by November 2015)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - independents 33.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Marshall Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Marshall Islands the labor force is 10,670 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Marshall Islands is total: 20 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 22.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 17.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Marshall Islands is 36% (2006 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Marshall Islands, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Marshall Islands the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Marshall Islands the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Marshall Islands
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Marshall Islands is; revenues: $116.7 million, expenditures: $113.9 million (2013 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 62.1% of GDP (2013 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Marshall Islands is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Marshall Islands
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.7% (2016 estimate), -2.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Marshall Islands is: $53.7 million (2013 estimate), $58.1 million (2012). The total revenue of these activities: copra cake, coconut oil, handicrafts, fish.
The most important export partners of Marshall Islands are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels, beverages, tobacco, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Marshall Islands
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Marshall Islands, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is N/A.
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the N/A.
Telecommunication data of Marshall Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Marshall Islands; digital switching equipment; modern services include telex, cellular, Internet, international calling, caller ID, and leased data circuitsdomestic: Majuro Atoll and Ebeye and Kwajalein islands have regular, seven-digit, direct-dial telephones; other islands interconnected by high frequency radiotelephone (used mostly for government purposes) and mini-satellite telephonesinternational: country code - 692; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); US Government satellite communications system on Kwajalein (2005).
Transport infrastructure in Marshall Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Marshall Islands: 15 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Marshall Islands: total: 2,028 km, paved: 75 km, note: roads are mostly unimproved (2007).
The total length of the waterways in Marshall Islands: N/A.
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Facts about Marshall Islands
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of the Marshall Islands, conventional short form: Marshall Islands, local long form: Republic of the Marshall Islands, local short form: Marshall Islandsabbreviation: RMI, former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Marshall Islands District, etymology: named after British Captain John MARSHALL, who charted many of the islands in 1788.
|Abbrevation: Marshall Islands||Geographic coordinates:
9 00 N, 168 00 E
|Capital of Marshall Islands: Majuro||GPS of the Capital:
7 06 N 171 23 E
|Position: Oceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia|
|Land area: total: 181 sq km; land: 181 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: low coral limestone and sand islands
||Area comparative: about the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 73,376 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.97 male(s) / female, total population: 1.04 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $53.7 million (2013 estimate), $58.1 million (2012)||Imports: $133.7 million (2013 estimate), $120.9 million (2012)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 72.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 22.7 years; male: 22.6 years, female: 22.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 14,000. Percent of population: 19.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,361. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2014 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 16,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 36% (2006 estimate)||Nationality: Marshallese (singular and plural) adjective: Marshallese||National holidays: Constitution Day, 1 May (1979)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.1 years. Male: 70.9 years, female: 75.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.09 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 25 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of US and English common law, customary law, and local statutes||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls)||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate) 1.4% (2015 estimate) 0.4% (2014 estimate)|
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