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Republic of the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ (Marshallese)
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through joint effort"
Location of Marshall Islands
StatusSovereign state in free association with the United States
Capital
and largest city
Majuro[1]
7°7′N171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Official languages
Ethnic groups(2006[2])
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% mixed Marshallese
  • 2% others
DemonymMarshallese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
Hilda Heine
Kenneth Kedi[3]
LegislatureNitijela
Independence
• Self-government
1979
October 21, 1986
Area
• Total
181.43 km2 (70.05 sq mi) (213th)
• Water (%)
n/a (negligible)
Population
• 2016 estimate
53,376 (203rd)
• 2011 census
53,158[4]
• Density
293.0/km2 (758.9/sq mi) (28th)
GDP (PPP)2001 estimate
• Total
$115 million (220th)
• Per capita
$2,900a (195th)
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneMHT (UTC+12)
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Drives on theright
Calling code+692
ISO 3166 codeMH
Internet TLD.mh
  1. 2005 estimate.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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