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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)
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% mixed Marshallese
  • 2% others
DemonymMarshallese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
 - PresidentChristopher Loeak
LegislatureNitijela
Independence
 - Self-government1979 
 - Compact of Free AssociationOctober 21, 1986 
Area
 - Total181 km2 (213th)
70 sq mi
 - Water (%)n/a (negligible)
Population
 - 2009 estimate68,000[2] (205th)
 - 2003 census56,429
 - Density342.5/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)
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 June 30, 2015


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