Marshall Islands 2002

Yearbook 2002

Marshall Islands. A dispute arose with the United States in the negotiations for an extension of the countries’ Compact of Free Association agreement, which expires in 2003. The Marshall Islands, hard hit by the US nuclear test and whose economy is largely funded by the Great Power, requires 68 million dollars annually. The United States has proposed $ 45 million.

According to Countryaah website, national day of Marshall Islands is every May 1. The Marshall Islands is one of the seven countries that remain on the OECD’s black list of tax havens and are threatened by penalties if they do not accept greater transparency in the banking business.

Marshall Islands Border Countries Map

The Republic has entered into an agreement with the United States not to extradite American soldiers to the new International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Country data

Area: 181.3 km2 (world ranking: 190)

Population: 53,000

Population density: 292 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 189)

Capital: Majuro

Official languages: Marshallese, English

Gross domestic product: US $ 199 million; Real growth: 2.5%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 4800 US $

Currency: 1 US dollar (US $) = 100 cents


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T +1 2129833040,
Fax +1 2129833202
E-Mail: [email protected]

Head of State and Government: Hilda C. Heine, Outside: John Silk National Holiday

1.5. (Constitution Day)

Administrative division
24 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1979
Free association agreement with the USA (responsible for defense) since 1983
Parliament (Nitijela) with 33 members, election every 4 years; also Council of Iroij with 12 members.
Election of the head of state by parliament every 4 years.
Suffrage from 18 years.

Population: Marshaller
last count 2011: 53,158 residents 97% Micronesians; US-Americans

cities (with population)

Religions: 90% Protestants (mostly United Church of Christ), 9% Catholics; Minorities of Baha’i, Jews and others (as of 2006)

Languages: English; Micronesian languages Employed

By economic sector: no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.7%

Foreign trade: Import: 140 million US $ (2017); Export: 45 million US $ (2017)



Always humid tropical climate, year-round high rainfall with a rainy season from May to November. The annual average temperature is 28 ° C. The islands are occasionally hit by typhoons.

Marshall Islands Country Overview

Visas and admission
Finnish citizen does not need a visa to the Marshall Islands for a trip of less than 30 days. The passport must be valid for 6 months after leaving the country.

Every person participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well.

Many dive trips require more extensive insurance. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Currency: The currency of the Marshall Islands is the United States Dollar (USD). € 1 = about $ 1.12.


NOTE! A valid vaccination certificate against measles is required for the Marshall Islands.

Check that your basic vaccination is valid (tetanus, polio and diphtheria, and MPR). Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended for the trip.

Always check the vaccination requirements at the health center or the Vaccination Advice of the Tourist Clinic

Time difference
10 hours

Electric current
The electric current is 120 V / 60 Hz. Sockets are similar to, for example, the United States and Canada.