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There are 29 atolls and 5 islands in the Marshall Islands, which are divided into two groups, the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain, or sunrise and sunset chains. Of the atolls and islands of the Marshall Islands, 24 are inhabited. The isolated islands of the Marshall Islands are Jabat, Kili, Lib, Mejit, and Jemo, of which all are inhabited except Jemo.
The population of the Marshall Islands is about 68,000, which is made up primarily of Marshallese people, who are Micronesians. About two-thirds of the population lives in the capital, Majuro, and another island, Ebeye. The official language in the Marshall Islands is Marshallese, though English is widely spoken. The predominant religion on the islands is Christianity, with a little over half of the population.
Last Updated On : March 14, 2013
Latitude and Longitude7.2971° N, 168.7061° E
Population68,480 (July 2012 est.)
Area181 sq km (70 sq miles)
Time Zone MHT (UTC+12)
International AirportMarshall Islands International Airport,
National HolidayConstitution Day, 1 May (1979)
National anthemForever Marshall Island