Marshall Islands

Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
Capital city Major
Surface 181 km²
Population 59,000
Road network length 65 km
Length of highway network 0 km
First highway N/A
Motorway name N/A
Traffic drives Right
License plate code MH

The Marshall Islands or Marshall Islands is an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The country has 59,000 inhabitants and consists of small atolls with a combined area of ​​181 km². See Marshall Islands population density. The capital is Majuro.

According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, the Marshall Islands are located north of Kiribati, east of Micronesia and 3,800 kilometers southwest of Hawaii and 3,000 kilometers northeast of Papua New Guinea. The islands are low-lying, the highest point is 10 meters above sea level. Most of the islands are very small in size and some are unpopulated. With 25,000 inhabitants, the Majuro atoll is the most important and also the capital, also called Delap.

After World War I, the islands were conquered by Japan from Germany. After World War II by the United States. The islands became independent in 1986. The islands were also testing grounds for nuclear weapons in the 1940s and 1950s. The Marshall Islands are a democratic country. With an income of $2,900 per inhabitant, the islands are not very developed. Fishing is the most important economic sector, as agriculture is only possible to a limited extent. There is also some tourism on the islands.

Road Network

The road network of the Marshall Islands is extremely limited, there is only 40 miles of road. As an area that was former US territory, one drives on the right. There is some traffic on Majuro, where nearly half of the population lives. There are no highways in the Marshall Islands. The roads are usually narrow and have no road markings. On the other atolls there are usually no or only one road.

Road numbering

There is no road numbering in the Marshall Islands.


There is probably no signage in the Marshall Islands, as most islands have only one population center.

Marshall Islands Location Map