Marshall Islands

Flag of the Marshall Islands

 

Marshall islands on World Map

Continent – Australasia, Oceania

Region – Pacific Islands

Size – 181 km²

Geography – collection of atolls

Language – Marshallese (official)

Religion – Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Mormon 2.1%, other 8.9%

Monetary Unit – United States Dollar

Natural Resources – coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals

Agriculture – coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, fruits; pigs, chickens

Industry – copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items

Map of Marshall Islands

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  70,983 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.72%

Average Life Expectancy – 72.58

Capital City – Majuro (31,000)

Highest Mountain – None

Longest River – None

Climate – tropical – hot all year round 24°C – 35°C

Yearly Rainfall – 170 cm (approx) mostly April to November

Plant Life – coconut palms, pandanus, breadfruit, citrus trees

Animal Life – rodents, pigs, turtles

Bird Life – mallard, gargarey, gadwall, black noddy, tufted duck, canvasback, sanderling

Marine Life – Porpoises, dolphins, whales, tuna

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Marshall Islands. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/marshall_islands.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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