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Where is Marshall Islands?
The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a nation of atolls and islands located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The International Date Line lies to the west of the nation.

What is the capital of Marshall Islands?
Majuro is the capital of the Marshall Islands. It is a large coral atoll comprising sixty-four islands in the Pacific Ocean. Covering an area of 3.7 square miles and with an estimated population of 25,400, it is the largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

How big is Marshall Islands?
The Republic of Marshall Islands is one of the smallest nations in the world covering a small area of 70 square miles. According to the 2009 census, the nation had an estimated population of 68,000.

What are the administrative divisions of Marshall Islands?
The island nation, Marshall Islands consists of twenty-nine atolls and five isolated islands.

Who are the political leaders of Marshall Islands?
The Republic of Marshall Islands is a unitary presidential democratic republic. The President is the head of the state and also heads the government. The current president of Marshall Islands is Jurelang Zedkaia.

What is the official currency used in Marshall Islands?
The United States dollar denoted by the ISO 4217 code USD is the official currency of the Republic of Marshall Islands. It is divided into 100 cents or pennies. The U.S. dollar is also the currency of some British Overseas Territories including British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.

What is the official language of Marshall Islands?
Marshallese is the official language of the Republic of Marshall Islands. English is also spoken by a large number of people.

What is the official religion of Marshall Islands?
The official religion of the Republic of Marshall Islands is Christianity. Most of them are Roman Catholics and Protestants. There are also small number of Jews and members of the Bahai faith.

What is the economy of Marshall Islands like?
The economy of Marshall Islands is a combination of subsistence and the modern urban sector. Agricultural production constitutes the subsistence sector with coconuts, tomatoes, melons, and breadfruit being the principal commercial crops. Industries including handicrafts, fish processing, copra, banking, and insurance make up the modern sector. Fishing is an important sector. The island nation imports foodstuffs, machinery, fuels, beverages and tobacco while fish, coconut oil, and trochus shells are the major exports. The major trading partners include Japan, United States, New Zealand, Guam, Singapore, and Australia.

When is the national day of Marshall Islands celebrated?
The national day of Marshall Islands is celebrated on October 21 every year. On this day in 1986, the island gained independence from the United States.