The Marshall Islands or The Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean,
The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of
Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the southeast and
Nauru to the south.
Reason for naming the country
The Marshall Islands were named after a British captain, John Marshall (also known as William Marshall), who, with the help of another captain, Thomas Gilbert, who owns islands near the Marshall Islands, named the Gilbert Islands, explored an archipelago in 1788 when he was being transported to New South Wales.
The current Marshall Islands flag was adopted on May 1, 1979, when the islands were self-governing.
The 24 radios in the white star symbolize 24 constituencies
in the Marshall Islands, while the four large radars point to
the four main regions of the Marshall Islands
(Majuro, Jaluit, Wotje and Ebeye).
Blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean.
White symbolizes the Ratak Chain, which means
sunrise. White also symbolizes peace.
Orange symbolizes the Ralik Chain, which
means "sunrise". Orange also symbolizes courage and success.
English is one of the official languages, but the official language of the Marshall Islands is Marshallism, which is similar to the Micronesian languages.
The language uses Latin characters, with lots of modulation symbols. The language consists of 26 characters.
The dominant religion in the Marshall Islands is Christianity.
American dollar. (USD)
Unitary parliamentary republic.
The climate has a dry season from December to April and a wet season from May to November. Many Pacific typhoons begin as tropical storms in the Marshall Islands region, and grow stronger as they move west toward the Mariana Islands and the Philippines.