tirsdag 16. juni 2015

Marshall Islands

The text on this card is the last line of the RMI National Anthem.

Marshall Islands is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International date line. Geographically the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia.  The countrys population of 68.480 people is spread out over 24 coral atolls, comprising 1156 individual islands and islets. The most populous atoll is Majuro, which also acts as the capital.
The islands current name stemming from British explorer John Marshall (1788).
The majority of the citizens of the Marshall Islands are of Marshallese descent, though there are small numbers of immigrants from the Unites States, China, Philippines and other Pacific islands.  The two official languages are Marshallese, which is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, and English. 

Flag of Marshall Islands


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