Marshall Islands profile

Worker cleans shark fins for export to Asia A worker butchers sharks for their fins in this picture taken in 2003, before the Marshall Islands declared the world’s largest shark sanctuary.
  • Full name: Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Population: 55,000 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Majuro
  • Area: 181 sq km (70 sq miles)
  • Major language: Marshallese, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 71 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Chilled and frozen fish, coconut oil, copra, shark fins
  • GNI per capita: US $3,910 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mh
  • International dialling code: +692

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