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Welcome to Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

Capital: Majuro

Currency: United States dollar (USD)

Dialling Code: +692

Driving Side: Right

Language(s): Marshallese, English

Population: 72,191 (2015)

Time Zone: MHT (UTC+12)

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. The population spreads out over 29 coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets.

Majority of the citizens live in the capital – Majuro and are of Marshallese descent, though there are small numbers of immigrants from the United States, China, Philippines and other Pacific islands. The official languages are English and Marshallese while the official currency is the US Dollars (USD).

The Marshall Islands’ GDP is based on revenues from fishing and agriculture; services rendered and aid from the United States (US) government. The US also provides defence, subsidies, and access to U.S. based agencies such as the FCC and the USPS. 

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

The picturesque Marshall Islands are arguably one of the most interesting places in the world to visit. The pristine islands and their thriving coral reefs offer endless opportunities by way of water activities and outdoor recreations, with Enoko Island being a popular destination for day trips. Laura Beach, the Jaluit Atoll, and Bikini Atoll are also popular stop-offs. Bikini, a beautiful underwater world can be explored by divers besides a number of lagoons, reefs and shipwrecks.

Climate

The climate is hot and humid, with a wet season from May to November. Many Pacific typhoons begin as tropical storms in the Marshall Islands region, and grow stronger as they move west toward the Mariana Islands and the Philippines.

Due to its very low elevation, the Marshall Islands are threatened by the potential effects of sea level rise.

Communications

International dialing code - +692 

Electricity

Electricity on Majuro and Ebeye is generated by modern power plants. They supply 110- volt/60 cycle power. Outer islands have small generators and some solar panels. 

Getting Around

There is an abundance of taxis on Majuro. One can get to anywhere in town with just $.75 per ride (most places are within walking distance). To get to Laura, the other end of the island, there is a bus stop that frequently leaves from Robert Reimers Hotel and costs $2.00 per ride. Otherwise, one can also rent a car and cruise the island at Majuro’s car rentals. Transportation by ship is also available.
 
 

Language

Most Marshallese speak the two official languages - Marshallese and English

Money

The US dollar is the official currency of the Marshall Islands,  no other currency will be accepted.

Passport Visa

Visitors must possess a valid passport and may stay up to 90 days without an extension. U.S. citizens do not require a visa. 

Time

MHT (Marshall Islands Time) - UTC +12

Tipping

Tipping is not customary in the Marshall Islands.

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