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  Marshall Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a Micronesian island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati, east of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the U.S. territory of Wake Island.
In 1979 the Republic of the Marshall Islands was established and a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. government was signed, becoming effective in 1986.
The Marshall Islands are divided into 24 legislative districts, which correspond to the inhabited islands and atolls of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marshall_Islands   (971 words)

 Micronesia Mythology: Marshall Islands
In the Marshall Islands, myths explaining navigational skills, such as the judgment of position and weather from the observation of natural phenomena were included in the training of navigators.
Some Marshall Islanders say that the dead must swim a channel to reach the island of Nako, where the spirit food is everlasting, but some are weighted down by their sins and sink.
The Marshall Islands version of the myth of the two brothers, Rongerik (small cheeks) and Rongelap (large cheeks), who lend their names to two islands in that group, appear to have been lost but stories about the brothers and the very large family of seafaring deities to which they belong have been recorded.
www.janeresture.com /micronesia_myths/marshalls.htm   (1332 words)

 Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands, east of the Carolines, are divided into two chains: the western, or Ralik, group, including the atolls Jaluit, Kwajalein, Wotho, Bikini, and Eniwetok; and the eastern, or Ratak, group, including the atolls Mili, Majuro, Maloelap, Wotje, and Likiep.
In 2003, the U.S. and the Marshall Islands agreed on a new Compact of Free Association, an extension of the lease to use the Kwajalein military base in exchange for economic aid.
Marshall Islands: History - History Some of the islands were visited by Spanish explorers in the early 16th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107767.html   (642 words)

 Marshall Islands (10/05)
The Marshall Islands is comprised of 29 atolls and five major islands, which form two parallel groups--the "Ratak" (sunrise) chain and the "Ralik"(sunset) chain.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands maintains an embassy at 2433 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a sovereign nation in "free association" with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26551.htm   (2400 words)

 Marshall Islands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Marshalls extend over a 700-mi (1,130-km) area and comprise two major groups: the Ratak Chain in the east, and the Ralik Chain in the west, with a total of 34 atolls, c.900 reefs, and a land area of 70 sq mi (181 sq km).
The population of the Marshalls is largely Micronesian and Christian (mainly Protestant).
In World War II the islands were taken by U.S. forces (1943–44); they were included in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/MarshalIs.html   (436 words)

 Marshall Islands
All the islands have glorious white sandy beaches, tall palms and are lapped by crystal clear waters.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands was first settled in about 1,000 BC by people of Mayo/Polynesian stock.
The Marshall's climate is tropical with the average temperature 27 degrees C. and there is less than a 12 degree daily variation.
www.janeresture.com /marshalls/marshalls.htm   (997 words)

 Marshall Islands Chronology
The representative is responsible for the radiological safety of the local population in the populated islands near the PPG and members of the task force.
The Marshall Islands legislature addresses a resolution to President Johnson on the poor living conditions on Ujelang and requests that a date be set for the return of the Enewetak people to their atoll.
A physician from BNL is stationed in the Marshall Islands as a resident physician.
worf.eh.doe.gov /ihp/chron   (12331 words)

 Marshall Islands - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The islands border the typhoon belt and the average annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit) all year.
Under this system the people of the Marshall Islands controlled their internal and foreign affairs, however, the US remain responsible for the islands' defense.
In Jan. 1991, the UN dissolved the Pacific Island Trust and the islands became an independent republic and on Sept. 17, 1991 were admitted to the UN as a full member.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/marshal.htm   (515 words)

 UNICEF - At a glance: Marshall Islands - The big picture
The 14 Pacific island countries have populations ranging from less than 2,000 (Tokelau and Niue) to more than 800,000 (Fiji), for a total population of some 2 million people living on hundreds of islands over thousands of square miles of ocean.
Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands are in the middle range.
In Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, the child survival goals remain particularly important to reach.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/marshallislands.html   (1145 words)

 Marshall Islands News
Marshall Islands News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Under the initiative of New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Western Samoa met in Wellington, capital of New...
The rocket, called Falcon, was being launched from Omelek Island in the Marshall Islands by SpaceX, a company that has $200 million in contracts from the Pentagon, foreign governments and private companies to...
www.topix.net /world/marshall-islands   (684 words)

 Pacific Service Region - Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
The Republic of the Marshall Islands consists of two chains of 29 coral atolls and five low islands stretching several hundred miles from north to south with a total land area of 70 square miles and an estimated population at 52,671 (est.
The two chains of islands in the Marshalls, the Ratak and the Ralik, both have variations in terminology and pronunciation.
Secondary education prepares pupils to function in the Marshall Islands, and with this greater scope of education, as citizens of the world community.
www.prel.org /pacserv/marshall.asp   (447 words)

 marshall islands flag and description
The flag of Marshall Islands was officially adopted on May 1, 1979.
The islands, long a part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, gained their independence in 1979, and hoisted this striking flag.
The orange and white stripes are symbolic of the two side-by-side island chains within the Marshalls, the Rotok and Ralik.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/flags/countrys/pacific/marshall.htm   (221 words)

 Marshall Islands
In preparation for the meeting, the Marshall Islands is currently completing an assessment of the implementation of the Program of Action at the national level.
The people and the environment of the Marshall Islands continue to suffer as a consequence of the nuclear weapons tests that were conducted in our territory between 1946 and 1958.
The Marshall Islands Government reiterates its concern that the exclusion of a nation of peaceful and law-abiding citizens is not consistent with the inclusive ideal of the United Nations.
www.un.org /webcast/ga/58/statements/marseng030930.htm   (1374 words)

 Marshall Islands map and information page by World Atlas
For almost 40 years the islands were under U.S. administration as the easternmost part of the United Nation's Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
The Marshall Islands include the Ratak (sunrise chain) and Ralik (sunset chain), two parallel chains of 29 coral atolls, thousands of tiny islets, and hundreds of very small low-lying islands, all scattered over a wide area of the Pacific Ocean.
The clear-blue waters surrounding the Marshall Islands boasts of over 800 species of fish and 160 species of coral.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/oceania/mh.htm   (530 words)

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Kwajalein Island Kwajalein Island was the primary Japanese naval base in the Marshalls.
Campaign results The capture of the Marshall Islands moved American reconnaissance and land-based strike aircraft within range of the both the Carolines and the Marianas, and opened new bases for the U.S. Navy.
It caused the Japanese navy to evacuate Truk Island in the Carolines, which was the bastion of Japanese air and naval power in the Central Pacific.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/wwii/facts/marshlls.txt   (1380 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Marshall Islands
Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar was the first European to sight the Marshalls, but the islands remained virtually unvisited by Europeans for several more centuries, before being visited by English captain John Marshall in 1788; the islands owe their name to him.
Main article: Municipalities of the Marshall IslandsThe Marshall Islands are divided into 24 legislative districts, which correspond to the inhabited islands and atolls of the country.
Although English is an official language and is spoken widely, Marshallese is used by the government.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Marshall_Islands   (675 words)

 Air Marshall Islands - Flights to Islands and Atolls in the Pacific
The Marshall Islands, mere flecks on the vast Pacific Ocean, conjure up flashes of memory for many people.
In 1980, when the Airline of the Marshall Islands was launched, two small Nomad aircraft provided travel to just a few inter-island destinations.
When nature scattered a thousand shimmering little islands across the mid-Pacific, they floated like a string of pearls on an emerald sea, forming a chain of 29 perfect atolls, 5 low-lying islands and 879 coral reefs.
www.airmarshallislands.com   (370 words)

 A Fact Sheet: Marshall Islands and ADB - ADB.org
Breakdown of cumulative ADB lending to the Marshall Islands, as of 31 December 2004.
Contractors/suppliers from the Marshall Islands involved in ADB loan projects, 1 January 2000—31 December 2004.
During the same period, consultants from the Marshall Islands were involved in 5 contracts for ADB loan projects worth US$0.7 million.
www.adb.org /Documents/Fact_Sheets/RMI.asp   (946 words)

 Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands is a parliamentary democracy, and has signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States.
For further information on entry requirements for the Marshall Islands, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, at 2433 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The telephone number is (202) 234-5414 and the web site is at http://www.rmiembassyus.org/.
It is advisable to contact the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, D.C., or one of the Marshall Islands' Consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirements.
travel.state.gov /travel/marshall_islands.html   (1499 words)

 The Marshall Islands, General Information - Resources Available
Bikini is one of the atolls in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Marshall Islands Culture - Marshall Islands Culture - The site provides indepth information on the culture of the Pacific island nation of the Marshall Islands.
Marshall Island Resort - Marshall Island Resort - Imagine relaxing on the edge of a tropical lagoon while waiting for the sunset...
www.escapeartist.com /marshall/marshall.htm   (1320 words)

 Marshall Islands Resort Hotel, Majuro, Marshall Islands Micronesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Marshall Islands Resort Hotel, formerly the Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort, offers the best in convenience and comfort during your stay on Majuro.
Visitors to Micronesia and to the Marshall Islands atolls including Rongelap and Bikini will enjoy the amenities offered which include gourmet dining in our island restaurant, tennis courts and swimming in our pool, 24-hour fitness center, meeting and banquet facilities and free shuttle service to the Majuro International Airport.
The Marshall Islands Resort Hotel staff are here to help.
www.marshallislandsresort.com   (180 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and 5 individual islands totaling about 1,225 islands and 870 reef systems scattered over 750,000 square miles of the Central Pacific.
After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association.
Marshall Islands portal site with news and views related to the region.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/marshall_islands.htm   (427 words)

 Japan Program: Radiation Effects Research Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Marshall Islands Program was established in 1954 by the Atomic Energy Commission, the predecessor agency to the DOE, following the accidental exposure of people in two atolls, Rongelap and Utrik, to fallout from the U.S. nuclear test at the Bikini atoll.
The status of DOE's Marshall Islands activities, as well as perspective of other non-DOE authors is included in the special edition of the Health Physics Journal, Vol.
It is hoped that this site will be a useful resource for the people and the government of the Marshall Islands, for information regarding exposure to radioactive fallout and its effects on the environment and health as a consequence of the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958.
www.eh.doe.gov /health/marshall/marshall.htm   (475 words)

 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Marshall Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) comprises five coral islands and 29 major atolls, roughly aligned in two parallel groups, the “Ratak” (sunrise) chain and the “Ralik” (sunset) chain.
The RMI is a member of the Pacific Island Forum and as such is part of the recently approved Umbrella Agreement including Australia and New Zealand, called the “Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations” (PACER).
In addition, there is a clear need for support to the outer island public schools where the lack of appropriate school furniture and acute shortages of textbooks, school supplies, other instructional materials and modern teaching equipment are affecting the quality of education.
europa.eu.int /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=mh&lng=en&status=new   (1740 words)

 Marshall Islands News - Breaking World Marshall Islands News - The New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By LAWRENCE K. Close to 700 people have been diagnosed with measles in the Marshall Islands, and 3 have died from it in a continuing outbreak that began in mid-July.
By NICHOLAS D. Bikini atoll in Marshall Islands is open to public 50 years after US conducted nuclear tests there; atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs that once caused immense tragedy to Bikinians, even vaporizing some of their islets, have now made island unusually valuable tourist property; map; photos
The 45,000 people of the Marshall Islands, a former United States trust territory in the Pacific Ocean, will need to be rehoused or evacuated within 30 years if ocean levels rise as much as some scientists predict as a result of atmospheric warming, according to a United States study.
topics.nytimes.com /top/news/international/countriesandterritories/marshallislands?inline=nyt-geo   (845 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Country profile: Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands consist of two chains of coral atolls, together with more than 1,000 islets, just north of the Equator.
The islands were occupied by the US for several decades after World War II.
Tourism is one option; unspoiled beaches abound and the islands are an ideal base for scuba diving and sports fishing.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/newsid_1167000/1167854.stm   (440 words)

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