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Islands and atolls of the Marshall Islands. Uninhabited ones are labeled in grey.

The Republic of Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls (each made up of many islets) and 5 islands, which can be divided into two island chains, Ralik Chain and Ratak Chain.

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Inhabited municipalitiesEdit

Administratively, the country is divided into 24 inhabited municipalities, corresponding to the 24 inhabited atolls or islands, where each of them is an electoral district.

Municipality Chain Population (2011)[1] Area(km.²) Area(mi.²)
Ailinglaplap Atoll Ralik 1,729 15 6
Ailuk Atoll Ratak 339 5 2
Arno Atoll Ratak 1,794 13 5
Aur Atoll Ratak 499 6 2
Ebon Atoll Ralik 706 6 2
Enewetok/Ujelang [1] Ralik 664 6 2
Jabat Island Ralik 84 1 0
Jaluit Atoll Ralik 1,788 11 4
Kili/Bikini/Ejit [2] Ralik 548 1 0
Kwajalein Atoll Ralik 11,408 16 6
Lae Atoll Ralik 347 1 1
Lib Island Ralik 155 1 0
Likiep Atoll Ratak 401 10 4
Majuro Atoll (capital) Ratak 27,797 10 4
Maloelap Atoll Ratak 682 10 4
Mejit Island Ratak 348 2 1
Mili Atoll Ratak 738 16 6
Namorik Atoll Ralik 508 3 1
Namu Atoll Ralik 780 6 2
Rongelap Atoll [3] Ralik 79 8 3
Ujae Atoll Ralik 364 2 1
Utirik Atoll Ratak 435 2 1
Wotho Atoll Ralik 97 4 2
Wotje Atoll Ratak 859 8 3

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[3] Most of the Rongelapese community lives since 1985 on the Mejatto Island of Kwajalein Atoll, due to the radioactive contamination of their atoll.

Uninhabited atolls/islandsEdit

The remaining 10 atolls/islands are currently uninhabited. According to the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the uninhabited atolls/islands Narikrik, Erikub, Jemo, Taka, Bikar, Bokak, Rongrik and Ailinginae shall each be included in the electoral district with which it is most closely associated, pursuant to the customary law or any traditional practice.[2] Ujelang is listed with the Enewetak & Ujelang District, and Bikini with the Bikini & Kili District.

Atoll/Island Chain Area(km.²) Area(mi.²)
Ailinginae Atoll [1] Ralik 3 1
Bikar Atoll Ratak 0 0
Bikini Atoll Ralik 6 2
Bokak Atoll Ratak 3 1
Erikub Atoll [3] Ratak 2 1
Jemo Island [2] Ratak 0 0
Nadikdik Atoll Ratak 1 0
Rongerik Atoll [1] Ralik 2 1
Toke Atoll [4] Ratak 0.57 0.22
Ujelang Atoll Ralik 2 1
  • [1] Ailinginae Atoll and Rongerik Atoll traditionally belong to Rongelap Atoll [3]
  • [2] Jemo Island belongs to the owners of Likiep Atoll (see there)
  • [3] Erikub Atoll belongs to the people of Wotja Atoll
  • [4] Toke Atoll belongs to the people of Utirik Atoll

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