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Geography of Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 11,854 km² (approx. 4,577 mi²). Continental shelf of Marshall Islands is approximately 18,411 km² (around 7,108 mi²). Marshall Islands is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Marshall Islands is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Marshall Islands is 5 m (16 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Marshall Islands is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Marshall Islands has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Marshall Islands is Majuro. The largest city in Marshall Islands is Majuro.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Marshall Islands is 5 m (16 ft). The highest point of Marshall Islands is an unnamed location, with its official height being 10 m (33 ft). The lowest point of Marshall Islands is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (an unnamed location) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Marshall Islands is 10 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Marshall Islands is 11,854 km² (approx. 4,577 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 1,990,530 km² (~768,544 mi²). The continental shelf of Marshall Islands is approximately 18,411 km² (around 7,108 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Marshall Islands is approximately 2,002,384 km² (~773,121 mi²). Marshall Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 20 km² of arable land in Marshall Islands, and it comprises 0% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Marshall Islands are coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals.