Marshall Islands

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Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
Republic of the Marshall Islands

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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Majuro
Government Republic
Language [[English, Marshallese]] (official)
President Hilda Heine
Area 70 sq mi
Population 2009 68,000
GDP 2001 $115 million
GDP per capita $2,900
Currency United States dollar

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The United States occupied the islands in World War II, and in 1954 it was the site of Castle Bravo, the USA's largest ever nuclear bomb test. The islands became an independent nation in 1986.