48 Facts About Marshall Islands

1. The Marshall Islands is a parliamentary democracy, constitutionally in free association with the United States.

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2. The Marshall Islands have expressed an interest in attracting US investment.

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3. Marshall Islands is comprised of 29 atolls and five major islands, which form two parallel groups—the "Ratak" chain and the "Ralik" (sunset) chain.

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4. Marshall Islands are 34 islands in the North Pacific Ocean.

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5. Marshall Islands are dependent on imported fossil fuels for electric-power generation.

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6. In 1979, the Republic of the Marshall Islands became a self-governing territory, and Amata Kabua was elected its first president.

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7. Marshall Islands are located in the central Pacific Ocean, just north of the equator, in an area known as Oceania.

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8. Marshall Islands sells fishing rights to other nations as a source of income.

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9. Marshall Islands is comprised of 29 atolls and five major islands, which form two parallel groups—the "Ratak" chain and the "Ralik" (sunset) chain.

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10. The Marshall Islands has expressed an interest in attracting US investment.

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11. Marshall Islands became a member of the United Nations in September 1991.

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12. The Marshall Islands sells fishing rights to other nations as a source of income.

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13. Marshall Islands is comprised of 29 atolls and five single islands, which form two parallel groups—the "Ratak" chain and the "Ralik" (sunset) chain.

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14. The Marshall Islands have successfully marketed their strategic location for military purposes, northern Marshall Islanders' incomes have been supplemented through compensation for post World War II nuclear tests, and attempts have been made to revitalize copra production and energize the fishing industry.

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15. Marshall Islands have rapidly urbanized since the 1960s, first with employment opportunities on Kwajalein and more recently with rapid population expansion on Majuro.

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16. Marshall Islands received its independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association, but still retains close ties to America.

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17. Marshall Islands is a "double chain" of 34 coral islands and more than 800 reefs located about halfway between Hawaii and Papua, New Guinea, with a land area of 70 square miles and a population of about 68,126 people.

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18. The Marshall Islands are governed under the constitution of 1979.

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19. Marshall Islands are located in the central h2cific Ocean, between Hawaii and Papua New Guinea, and near Kiribati.

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20. The Marshall Islands joins the UN as an independent, sovereign nation.

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21. In 1994, the Marshall Islands generated and consumed 57 million kilowatt hours.

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22. Marshall Islands were originally settled by people from neighboring Pacific islands.

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23. Marshall Islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean some 4,000 kilometers northeast of Australia.

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24. Marshall Islands have few natural resources, and imports exceed exports by factors ranging from 11 to 18, a gap that is financed by grants from the United States under the Compact Agreement.

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25. Marshall Islands operates under the Compact of Free Association signed with the United States on 25 June 1983.

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26. Marshall Islands is located in the central Pacific Ocean, just north of the equator.

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27. Marshall Islands is a US domestic mail zone and receives international mail service through the US Postal Service.

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28. The Marshall Islands receives additional aid from the government of Australia.

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29. Marshall Islands has 77 public elementary schools and three public secondary schools.

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30. Marshall Islands were claimed by Spain in 1592, but were left undisturbed by the Spanish Empire for 300 years.

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31. Marshall Islands are located in the eastern part of the geographic region known as Micronesia, or "Little Islands", a myriad of more than 2,100 coral atolls and volcanic islands scattered across 3 million square miles of the western Pacific Ocean.

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32. Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls.

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33. The Marshall Islands is made up of two archipelagic chains, with a total of 29 atolls.

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34. In 1979, the Government of the Marshall Islands was officially established and the country became self-governing.

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35. Marshall Islands are scattered over a vast area of ocean about 1.9 million square kilometers; equivalent in size to Mexico.

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36. Marshall Islands is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean.

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37. Marshall Islands are served by the Marshall Islands International Airport in Majuro, the Bucholz Army Airfield in Kwajalein, and other small airports and airstrips.

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38. In 2007, the Marshall Islands joined the International Labour Organization, which means its labour laws will comply with international benchmarks.

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39. In 2018, the Republic of Marshall Islands passed the Sovereign Currency Act, which made it the first country to issue their own cryptocurrency and certify it as legal tender; the currency is called the "sovereign".

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40. Marshall Islands have few natural resources, and their imports far exceed exports.

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41. The Marshall Islands achieved a silver medal in the Micronesian Games in 2012, as well as medals in the SPG Games.

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42. The Marshall Islands is the only sovereign country in the world that does not have a record of a national football match.

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43. The Marshall Islands does not have a national football team presently.

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44. Marshall Islands have a small club league, including Koober as the most successful club.

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45. Government of the Marshall Islands operates under a mixed parliamentary-presidential system as set forth in its Constitution.

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46. Marshall Islands signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States in 1986.

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47. Marshall Islands were formally claimed by Spain in 1874 through its capital in the East Indies, Manila, marking the start of several strategic moves by the Second Reich during the 1870s and 80s to annex them.

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48. The Marshall Islands were settled by Micronesians in the 2nd millennium BC.

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