Marshall Islands Guide

Marshall Islands Guide

Country data

Location: North Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 11 (during summer time CET + 10)

Total area: 181 km²

Land area: 181 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 370 km

Capital: Majuro

Districts: 24
Ailinglaplap, Ailuk, Arno, Aur, Bikini & Kili, Ebon, Enewetak & Ujelang, Jabat, Jaluit, Kwajalein, Lae, Lib, Likiep, Majuro, Maloelap, Mejit, Mili, Namdrik, Namu, Rongelap, Ujae, Utrik, Wotho, Wotje

Telephone code: 00 692 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: 10 m

Population

Population: approx. 70,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 1.7% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 387

Life expectancy: 70 (male), 75 (female)

Official language: Marshallese, English

Religions: Protestants, others

Climate

The Marshall Islands have a tropical climate in which it is always pleasantly warm.

The air humidity is high all year round and precipitation must always be expected.

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Currency / finance

Currency unit: US dollar (USD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: There is only one Bank of Guam ATM on Majuro.

International credit cards: These are accepted in hotels and shops on the tourist atolls.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts. The export is permitted in the amount of the declared import. A declaration is required from an equivalent value of 10,000 US dollars.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 300 cigarettes or 75 cigars or 200 g tobacco
  • 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

The export of corals and turtle shells is prohibited.

Travel advice

There is no German embassy in the Marshall Islands.

The German embassy in Manila in the Philippines is responsible.

Economy

The Marshall Islands rely heavily on foreign financial aid.

Since the islands are difficult to reach, it is not possible to build an effective economy in conjunction with other states.

Industries: finance, fishing, copra processing, tourism

Natural resources: minerals, phosphates

Land use:

  • Usable land: 0%
  • Grain cultivation: 60%
  • Pasture area: 0%
  • Forests: 0%
  • other: 40%

Plants

Coconut palms, breadfruit trees and a few different species of ferns can be found on the islands. Otherwise the vegetation is poorly developed.

Animals

There are only smaller species of insects on the islands. Larger animals have not been found for a long time.

Only in the sea around the islands is life still rich. Fish and coral species are still numerous.

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