Marshall Islands

island sovereign state in Oceania

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a Micronesian island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. As of 2018, about 58,000 people live there.[9] The capital of Marshall Islands is Majuro. The official languages are Marshallese and English.

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Aolepān Aorōkin Ṃajeḷ  (Marshallese)
Seal of the Marshall Islands
Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan"
"Accomplishment through joint effort"
Anthem: "Forever Marshall Islands"
Location of the Marshall Islands
and largest city
Delap-Uliga-Djarrit on Majuro[1]
7°7′N 171°4′E / 7.117°N 171.067°E / 7.117; 171.067
Official languages
Ethnic groups
  • 92.1% Marshallese
  • 5.9% Mixed Marshallese
  • 2% Others
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
• President
David Kabua
• Speaker
Kenneth Kedi[4]
from the United States
• Self-government
May 1, 1979
October 21, 1986
• Total
181.43 km2 (70.05 sq mi) (189th)
• Water (%)
n/a (negligible)
• 2022 estimate
61,988[5] (187th)
• 2011 census
• Density
293.0/km2 (758.9/sq mi) (28th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$215 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$220 million
• Per capita
HDI (2021)Decrease 0.639[8]
medium · 131st
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+12 (MHT)
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+692
ISO 3166 codeMH
  1. 2005 estimate.

National Anthem: Forever Marshall Islands

Roughly 10% of the population of the Marshall Islands can now be found in northwest Arkansas, U.S. Most live and work in the city of Springdale, a community of roughly 50,000. Each year, the Marshallese host a homecoming event so friends and relatives can get together to celebrate, stay in touch with politics at home, and spread their island culture. They meet at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale and have dancing, feasting, volleyball, and basketball. As a population, they are devoted to family and church and bring island dance and song to this corner of Arkansas.[source?]


  1. The largest cities in Marshall Islands, ranked by population Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  2. "Marshall Islands Geography". CIA World Factbook. Archived from the original on 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  3. "Religions in Marshall Islands | PEW-GRF". Retrieved 2022-06-27.
  4. "Members". Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  5. "Marshall Islands population (2022) live — Countrymeters". Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  6. "Republic of the Marshall Islands 2011 Census Report" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects". Archived from the original on 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  8. "Human Development Report 2021/2022" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 8 September 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  9. "Population, total - Marshall Islands". Archived from the original on 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2019-12-02.

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