Marshall Islands BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +12 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|10°6'13"N / 168°43'42"E|
|MH / MHL|
|Marshallese (official) 98.2%|
other languages 1.8% (1999 census)
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Marshall Islands banks list|
Marshall Islands Introduction
The Marshall Islands are located in the Central Pacific Ocean, covering an area of 181 square kilometers. It is located about 3,200 kilometers southwest of Hawaii and 2,100 kilometers southeast of Guam. To the west is the Federated States of Micronesia, and to the south is Kiribati, another archipelago. It is composed of more than 1,200 large and small islands and reefs, distributed over a sea area of more than 2 million square kilometers, forming two chain-shaped island groups in the northwest-southeast direction, with the Latak Islands in the east and the Lalique Islands in the west. , There are 34 main islands and reefs. |
The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located in the Central Pacific Ocean. About 3,200 kilometers southwest of Hawaii and 2,100 kilometers southeast of Guam, the islands of the Federated States of Micronesia are to the west, and Kiribati is another islands to the south. It is composed of more than 1,200 large and small islands and reefs, distributed over a sea area of more than two million square kilometers, forming two chain-shaped island groups running from northwest to southeast. To the east are the Latak Islands, and to the west are the Laric Islands. There are 34 main islands.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 19:10. The flag ground is blue, with two gradually widening strips extending diagonally from the lower left corner to the upper right. The upper part is orange and the lower part is white; there is a white sun in the upper left corner of the flag, emitting 24 rays of light. Blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, red and orange two broad bars indicate that the country is composed of two island chains; the sun emits 24 rays, symbolizing the country’s 24 municipal areas.
In 1788, the British captain John Marshall discovered this archipelago, and since then this archipelago has been named the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands were successively occupied by Spain, Germany, and the United States. After the Second World War, it was handed over to the United States as a strategic trusteeship of the United Nations in 1947, and was changed from the jurisdiction of the United States Navy to civil administration in 1951. On May 1, 1979, the Constitution of the Marshall Islands came into effect, establishing a constitutional government. In October 1986, Ma and the United States signed the "Free Association Treaty." The Marshall Republic was established in November 1986. On December 22, 1990, the UN Security Council passed a resolution to terminate part of the Trusteeship Agreement of the Pacific Trust Territory, deciding to formally end the trusteeship status of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In September 1991, the Marshall Islands joined the United Nations.
The population is 58,000 (1997). The inhabitants are mainly of Micronesian race, and most of them live on the islands of Majuro and Kwajalein. They are divided into 9 ethnic groups by language. Most of the residents are Catholics. Marshallese is the official language and English is commonly used.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has an excellent aviation foundation, with two international airports and 28 airlines operated by AMI and Continental Airlines. Existing international routes, connecting Hawaii in the west, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand in the south, and East Street to Saipan, Guam and Tokyo in the South Pacific. In addition, there is a special transport machine system to bring seafood to Hawaii and Tokyo. The Marshall Islands also has 12 deep-water terminals, which can berth large international oil tankers and freighters. The existing facilities can be used as commercial terminals for the unloading of containers and bulk cargo. Six regular routes reach Hawaii, Tokyo, San Francisco, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and other regions.