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The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life.

Languages: Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8%; note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language

Ethnic Groups: Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2%

Belief Systems: 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%

Demographics:

Population: 70983 people (World Rank: 208th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1016 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 32nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.85 %/yr (World Rank: 65th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 71.2 years (World Rank: 143rd) (2009 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of the Marshall Islands
Map from the University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Marshall Islands

Wikipedia Entry for the Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for the Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for the Marshall Islands

Culture and Tourism:

Marshallese Culture

Traveling to the Marshall Islands 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to the Marshall Islands 2

Events in the Marshall Islands

Travel Guide for the Marshall Islands
Wikitravel Entry for Marshall Islands

Language Resources:

Peace Corps Marshallese Training Manual

Marshallese-English Online Dictionary

Marshallese alphabet, pronunciation, and language
from omniglot.com

Government Related:

Embassy of the Marshall Islands
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of the Marshall Islands
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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