Marshall Islands Essay

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With a former name of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and a conventional long form of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Marshall Islands is a country in Oceania. It is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Its capital city is Majuro. Marshallese is their official language and English is widely spoken as a second language. As of July 2013, their population was 69,747. The Marshall Islands has a very interesting history, government, economy, and many other things.

The Marshall Islands has had a very unique history with many different places controlling. The first people that settled on the Marshall Islands came from Southeast Asia somewhere between A.D. 500 and 1200. In ...view middle of the document...

Even though the Marshall Islands has a lot of Agricultural products and industries, its GDP per capita is still pretty low. The Marshall Islands has a GDP per capita of about $8,700 as of 2013. Like the United States, they use the U.S. dollar. Some of their agricultural products are coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, and fruits. They also have pigs and chicken. Some of their industries are copra, tuna processing, tourism, and craft items. The Marshall Islands also exports and imports a lot of things. Some of the things it exports are copra cake, coconut oil, handicrafts, and fish. Its exports those things 32% to Poland, 20% to Thailand, 12% to South Korea, 6.7% to Germany, and 6.1% to France. Some of the things it imports are foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels, beverages, and tobacco. It imports those things 72% from South Korea, 9% from China, and the other 19% from Japan, the Philippines, Poland, and a few other countries.

The Marshall Islands is a really small country. Its area of land is 70 square miles. It is slightly larger than Lichtenstein and Washington D.C., which is the capital of the U.S. The Marshall Islands are made up of 5 islands and 29 atolls. The islands are made up of coral reef on the rim of a submerged volcano. The islands and atolls are on two chains. Each chain circles a lagoon and the two chains are 130 miles apart. The Marshall Island’s Territory doesn’t reach more than 20 feet above sea level.

Most of the Marshall Island’s islands have hot and humid climates throughout the whole year. The average temperature on the islands is 84 degrees Fahrenheit. On the Marshall Islands, the dry season is December through April. During the dry season it is...

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