Aur Atoll (Marshallese: Aur, [ɑ̯ɑ͡ɒu̯u͡ɯrˠ]) is a coral atoll of 42 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. Its total land area is only 15 square kilometres (5.6 sq mi), but it encloses a lagoon with an area of 620 square kilometres (240 sq mi). It is located south of Maloelap Atoll. The population of Aur Atoll was 499 in 2011.
NASA picture of Aur (left) and Maloelap (centre) Atolls
|Area||5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
Aur Atoll was claimed by Germany along with the rest of the Marshall Islands in 1884. After World War I, the island came under the South Pacific Mandate of Japan. Following the end of World War II, Aur came under the control of the United States as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. It became part of independent Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1986.
- Aur Elementary School
- Tobal Elementary School
- Marshallese-English Dictionary - Place Name Index
- "Public Schools Archived 2018-02-21 at the Wayback Machine." Marshall Islands Public School System. Retrieved on February 21, 2018.
- "Annual Report 2011-2012." Ministry of Education (Marshall Islands). Retrieved on February 22, 2018. p. 54 (PDF p. 55/118). "Northern Islands High School takes students from the Ratak Ean zone including schools in Aur, Maloelap, Wotje, Ailuk, Utrik, Likiep and Mejit."