Dialing code +692
ISO 2 code MH
ISO 3 code MHL
Capital Majuro
Main Language None
Currency Dollar (USD)
GDP $133.5 million 202nd
Population 65,859 206th


Continent Oceania
Location 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 half way between Hawaii and Australia
Land 181 km2 220th
Terrain Low coral limestone and sand islands
Climate Tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November; islands border typhoon belt
Natural Hazards Low coral limestone and sand islands
Note: 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

Neighbouring Countries


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 (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site a key installation in the US missile defense network.
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Life Expectancy 71.19 years 119th
Median Age 21.2 years 150th
Birth Rate 30.7 births/1,000 population 44th
Death Rate 4.49 births/1,000 population 185th
Sex Ratio 0.94 male(s)/female 22nd
Literacy 93.7% 92nd



Roadways 2028 km 171st
Railways None km
Airports 15 143rd
Waterways None km
Heliports None
Airports paved 1 190th


Currency Dollar (USD)
GDP $133.5 million 202nd
GDP per capita (PPP) $2500 155th