Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands (officially the Republic of Marshall Islands, Marshallese Aolepān Aorōkin Majel) is an oceanic island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The state covers the same archipelago, which belongs to Micronesia. With 72,000 inhabitants in an area of ​​181 square kilometers, the Marshall Islands are among the smallest countries in the world. The Republic of Majuro as the capital associated with the United States. The official languages ​​are Marshallese and English. Until independence on 21 October 1986, the islands were controlled by the US UN trust territory. The more than a thousand islands of the state project, on average, only two meters above sea level, which is why the Marshall Islands are very vulnerable due to climate change sea-level rise. For island nation include Eniwetok and Bikini Atoll, which were used as nuclear weapons test site.