Marshall Islands Population, cities
website, the Marshall Islands have about 58,000 residents.
The residents are Micronesians.
The main religion is Christianity, especially Protestantism.
The official national languages are English and
Marshallese, and Japanese is also spoken by a minority.
Capital, other cities
The capital of the Marshall Islands is Delap-Uliga-Darrit
(DUD-Municipality). The city is spread over the three islands of the Majuro
Atoll (Delap, Uliga and Darrit). The population is around 25,000 and thus more
than two thirds of the entire population of the island state. By the way, the
most important government buildings and authorities are on the island of Darrit.
Marshall Islands: Geography and Map
Defined by DigoPaul, the Marshall Islands are located in the North Pacific in Micronesia, halfway
between Australia and the USA. They are north of the equator. The archipelago
covers a total area of 181 km², including the Bikini-, Enewetak-, Kwajalein-,
Majuro, Rongelap- and the Utirikatoll. Of the land area are:
Around 22% of the country is forested.
- Meadow and pasture land
Around 13% of the land is used as meadow or pasture land.
- Arable land and fields
Around 33% of the land is used as arable land or fields.
General, islands of the state
The Marshall Islands extend over five larger islands and 29 coral atolls,
each of which has countless small islets. The Marshall Islands consist of a
total of 1,225 islands. These can be divided into two island chains, the eastern
Ratak chain (sunrise) and the western Ralik chain (sunset). Both run from
northwest to southeast. A total of 24 of the islands and atolls are inhabited.
The largest five islands are the atolls of:
- Bikini, with a land area of 6 km² and a lagoon area
of 594 km²
- Eniwetok, with a land area of 7 km² and a lagoon
area of 1,004 km²
- Kwajalein, with a land area of 16 km² and a lagoon
area of 2,174 km²
- Majuro, with a land area of 9 km² and a lagoon area
of 295 km²
- Rongelap, with a land area of 8 km² and a lagoon
area of 1,000 km²
- Utirik, with a land area of 2.5 km² and a lagoon
area of 56 km²
Marshall Islands have a combined coastline km with a length of about 370th
On the Marshall Islands the mean tidal range is around 2-3 m.
The world's highest tidal range can be found in the Bay of Fundy in Canada,
where it is up to 16 meters, and at spring tide even over 20 meters. The Bay of
Fundy is located on the Atlantic between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia, which is called Nova Scotia in German and whose capital is
On the German North Sea coast it varies between one and three meters. In the
western Baltic Sea, on the other hand, the tidal range is only 0.3 meters, while
it is barely noticeable in the eastern Baltic Sea.
Longitude and latitude
The Marshall Islands extend over the following geographical latitude
(abbreviation Δφ) and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 04º to 14º South
Δλ = from 160º to 173º East
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
On the Marshall Islands, the following value applies to Central European Time
(CET), i.e. the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier
there, a plus sign that it is later than CET:
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun on Uliga
Uliga lies at a southern latitude of φ = 06 ° 30 ', i.e. in the middle of the
If the declination of the sun is 06 ° 30 'north and the image point of the sun
is exactly above the city, the sun is perpendicular to the city. This happens
exactly twice a year, roughly 25 days before March 21st and 25 days after
If the image point of the sun and thus the declination δ is north of the
latitude of Uliga, the sun is not in the south at noon, as in our latitudes, but
in the north. In this case, the sun moves from east to north to west, where it
then sets, as it does with us (see position of the sun).
Elevations on the islands
The highest point is on Likiep with 10 m above sea level. On average, the
islands are only 2 m above sea level.
The Marshall Islands border the Pacific Ocean with a total coast length of
370 km - more precisely, the Marshall Islands are located in the South Pacific,
the so-called South Sea. This region of the Pacific Ocean includes the
Polynesian Islands as well as parts of Melanesia and Micronesia.