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Bikini Atol, Marshall Islands
Bikini Atol, Marshall Islands

Bikini Atol

Bikini Atol, Marshall Islands
Photo by Kurt Cotoaga

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Oceania

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Oceania

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Capital: Majuro

Location: Oceania, consists of 29 atolls and five isolated islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia; the atolls and islands are situated in two, almost-parallel island chains - the Ratak (Sunrise) group and the Ralik (Sunset) group; the total number of islands and islets is about 1,225; 22 of the atolls and four of the islands are uninhabited

Government: Republic of the Marshall Islands

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Area: 181 sq km

Population: 78,831 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 est.)

Religion: Protestant 80.5% (United Church of Christ 47%, Assembly of God 16.2%, Bukot Nan Jesus 5.4%, Full Gospel 3.3%, Reformed Congressional Church 3%, Salvation Army 1.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, Meram in Jesus 1.2%, other Protestant 1.1%), Roman Catholic 8.5%, Church of Jesus Christ 7%, Jehovah's Witness 1.7%,  other 1.2%, none 1.1% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+12

Tel Code: +692

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