Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Overview

The Marshall Islands are situated in the North Pacific Ocean and consists of 29 ring-shaped strips of land called atolls and 5 tiny islands. The country has a total land area of only about 70 square miles. But the land is scattered over about 780,000 square miles of ocean.

The United States of America gained control of the Marshall Islands in 1944. Although the Marshalls now form an independent country, the United States is responsible for the country’s defence. The atoll of Majuro is the capital.

CLIMATE

The climate is hot and humid. The average temperature is about 81 °F (27 °C). Average annual rainfall is 80 inches in the north and 160 inches in the south.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Majuro
POPULATION: 63,174
LANGUAGE: Marshallese, English
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: MH
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +692
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +12