map of the Marshall Islands; source: WR MARSHALL ISLANDS

MAJOL : general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Majôl ; Marshall Islands
country code ISO: MH //; - FIPS: RM
location: West Pacific Ocean
time zone: +12 UT
surface (land) area: 181,5 sq.km = 70,1 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 21° N / South: 4° N / East: 179° E / West: 157° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical oceanic
Government
independent since: 1986 ; 1990-12-22
type of government: republic in free association with the USA
capital: Majuro (Dalap-Uliga-Darrit)
administrative division: election district (26)
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1988): 43,380; (1999) [provisional results]: 50,865
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 68,126; or: 52,000 / - ; 2001: 53,000
population density: 286 per sq.km = 742 per sq.mi
population growth: 2,8% //; - doubling time: 18 years
birth rate: 45 - 47 per 1000
death rate: 6 - 8 per 1000
fertility rate: 7 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 22 per 1000
life expectancy: 66 years (male: 64; female: 68)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 50% //; - 15-59 years: 46% //; - 60+ years: 4%
urbanisation: 72% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 77%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Micronesian 97%; other 3%
languages: English (official); Marshallese dailects (official: Kajin-Majôl) , Japanese
religious affiliation: Christian (mainly Protestant 61,5%; Roman Catholic 7,7%); other 30,8%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 77%
people per physician: 1785
people per hospital bed: 470
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 95%
school enrolment: secondary education: 41%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 11%
adult literacy: 93% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 5,6%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: 1950]
GDP growth: 0,8%
income: USD 1500 per capita
import: USD 75 per capita //; - export: USD 23 per capita
trade: USD 700 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: US JP AU
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 30%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,005 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 33% //; - grass land: 14% //; - wooded area: 23% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 18% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 13%
agricultural products: copra, fruits (pandanus, breadfruit, bananas), vegetables (cabbage, pumpkins)
livestock (million): pigs: 0,01 / poultry: 0,06
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 9% //; - part of industry in GDP: 8%
industrial products: food processing
mining products: phosphates
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 73% //; - part of services in GDP: 79%
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: a few surfaced roads on larger islands //; - of which paved: ?% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 15 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 16 - 62 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: 47 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: no important elevations found on maps nor in atlantes at the disposal of the compiler
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, only some inner lakes within the atolls
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: two chains of atolls: Ralik (w) and Ratak (e)
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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