Marshall Islands Travel Overview

Marshall Islands Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Uliga

Official language: English

Currency: Dollar 1USD = 0.91EUR

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

The land between sunrise and sunset

The Marshall Islands are not known to many people in Europe. In the Pacific they are a world of their own due to their sheer size.

Location

According to Countryaah, the Marshall Islands are located in the southern Pacific and belong to the Micronesia region. They consist of two parallel chain of islands: the Ratak (sunrise) chain in the east consists of 15 atolls and islands, and the Ralik (sunset) island chain in the west consists of 16 atolls and islands.

Pacific region

The entire area of ​​the Marshall Islands extends over 1,900,000 km² in the central Pacific and includes more than 1000 islands and islets. Most of these islands are uninhabited, which was also recently related to the atomic bomb tests. However, according to the last measurements, the level of radioactivity is no longer dangerous for humans.
Politically there is a free association with the USA, from which the islands receive essential food supplies.

Vacation Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands are not yet developed for tourism, but they are a wonderful place to simply relax on the beach. The area is particularly attractive for divers, because in addition to natural beauties in the reefs, spectacular wrecks can also be dived in the area.

Useful information

Did you know that the first major ethnological research took place in the Marshall Islands? During the First World War, the Austro-Hungarian national Bronislaw Malinowski was interned by the British on the Trobriand Islands, where the studied philosopher lived for two years with the local population and thus established the participant observation. This method is still the core of social anthropological research today.

Important facts

Capital: Uliga

Official language: English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

USD / 840

Geography

Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: N 7 ° 7 ‘53.3 ” E 171 ° 15’ 60″

Highest mountain: unnamed (10 m)

Total area: 181 km²

Mainland: 181 km²

Coastline: 370 km

Politics

Dependency: United States of America until 1986

UN member since: 1991

Economy

Marshall islands GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Coconut oil

Economic growth: 1.2%

Cultivation area: 55.55%

Demographic data

Residents: 60,500

Residents in cities: 41,400

Average age: 20.3 years

0-14 years: 38.1%

15-64 years: 59.2%

> 65 years: 2.7%

Population growth: 2.25%

Birth rate: 33.05 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 4.78 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -5.78 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.04

Fertility: 3.85 children / woman

Infant mortality: 28.43 ‰

Life expectancy men: 68.33 years

Life expectancy women: 72.39 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: MH

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: MHL

ISO 3166 numeric: 584

Top Level Domain: mh

IOC country code: MHL

UN / LOCODE: MH

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Transportation

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 795

Health

Number of doctors: 40

Daily food intake: 2,690 kcal / resident

Education

Illiteracy: 6%

History

Foundation: 1986

Last sovereign since: 1986

Religion

Main religious group: Christians