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Marshall Islands: Geography#

LocationOceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia
Geographic Coordinates9 00 N, 168 00 E 9.0,168.0
Area total: 181 sq km
land: 181 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: the archipelago includes 11,673 sq km of lagoon waters and encompasses the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline370.4 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Likiep 10 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlow coral limestone and sand islands
Natural Hazardsinfrequent typhoons
Natural Resourcecoconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals
Land Usearable land: 11.11%
permanent crops: 44.44%
other: 44.44% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November; islands border typhoon belt
Irrigated Land0 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesinadequate supplies of potable water; pollution of Majuro lagoon from household waste and discharges from fishing vessels
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Rita, Majuro; Ebeye, Kwajalein; Laura, Majuro; Ajeltake; Enewetak
According to Geonames: Majuro; Ebaye; Arno; Jabor; Wotje

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-notethe islands of Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein atoll, famous as a World War II battleground, surrounds the world's largest lagoon and is used as a US missile test range; the island city of Ebeye is the second largest settlement in the Marshall Islands, after the capital of Majuro, and one of the most densely populated locations in the Pacific