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Marshall Islands is located in the North Central Pacific, approx. 2,200 miles west of Honolulu, 1,600 miles east of Guam and about 2,600 miles south east of Tokyo. It lies between 4 and 19 degrees N latitude and between 160 & 173 degrees E longitude. Majuro is a five-hour jet flight from Honolulu. There are 1,225 islands, and 29 atolls, covering 750,000 square miles of ocean.

After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. [Source: CIA Fact File]

  • The power supply is at 110 volts, 60 hertz. Electricity on Majuro and Ebeye is generated by modern power plants. Outer islands have small generators and some solar panels.
  • The local time is 12 hours behind GMT.
  • Trading currency is the US dollar (USD) Currency Converter.
  • The capital of Marshall Islands is Majuro, Majuro Atoll.
  • Total population - 68,126 (July 2000 est.)
  • Natural resources include marine resources, including mariculture, and possible deep seabed minerals.
  • Main Exports include fish & coconut oil, fish, trochus shells
  • Major trading partners: U.S., Japan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
  • Buses, taxis and rental cars are available on Majuro and Ebeye.

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