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Republic of the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
FlagSeal
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through joint effort"
Anthem: "Forever Marshall Islands!  (English)"
StatusAssociated State
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
 • PresidentHilda Heine
LegislatureNitijela
Independence
 • Self-government1979 
 • Compact of Free AssociationOctober 21, 1986 
Area
 • Total181.43 km2 (213th)
70 sq mi
 • Water (%)n/a (negligible)
Population
 • 2015 estimate72,191[2] (205th)
 • 2011 census53,158
 • Density293.0/km2 (28th)
885.7/sq mi
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
a.2005 estimate.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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