What is the Latitude and Longitude on Marshal Islands?
Latitude of Marshal Islands is:9 and Longitude of Marshal Islands is: 168
Marshall Islands is a Micronesian nation of islands located in the Central Pacific Ocean. This island is independent since 1986 under the Compact of Free Association with America. Micronesians were the first settlers of Marshall Islands back in 2000 BC. The island is named after John Charles Marshall who came to this island back in 1788. Following that, there were confrontations between the British, Spanish and German powers over the ownership of these islands. Thus, the Marshall Island was right in the middle of the World Wars 1 and 2.
Marshall Islands are located at the geographical coordinates of 9° North and 168° East. Spread across an area of just 181 square kilometres, a population of 68,000 inhabitants lives here. Marshall Islands contain 33 atolls with more than 1000 islets. The chains of Ratak and Ralik are the two groups formed by the atolls and islands of the country. Some of the inhabited atolls of Marshall Islands are Ujelang Atoll, Toke Atoll, Bikini Atoll and Jemo Atolls among others. These islands experience hot and humid summers with occasional typhoons.
There are few natural resources in the islands to support its economy. Banking sector, repair, construction are some of the industries to have emerged recently. Coconuts and tomatoes are among the agricultural products of these islands. Import from other countries is very significant for the finances of Marshall Island.
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