Rairok (Marshallese: Rairōk, [rˠɑːiːrˠɤk][1]) is a town in the Marshall Islands. It is located on the southeastern side Majuro Atoll, between Delap in the east and Ajeltake in the west.[2]

Majuro Atoll map

On January 30, 1944, United States troops invaded and built a large base, Naval Base Majuro. [3][4]

DemographicsEdit

Population about 2000 with half under the age of 15. As of the census of 1988, the population numbered 2021, on a land area of 0.622 km2 (62.2 hectares).[5] Almost half of the population (924 out of 2021) were under the age of 15.[6] In 1999, the population count was 3846,[7] and for 2009, the population was estimated at 6390.[8] There is an elementary school, a small dry goods store and a bus stop. It overlooks the inner bay of the Majuro Atoll.

Marshall Islands International Airport, located immediately west of Rairok Islet, is considered part of the town.[9] It had been built on Anenelibw and Lokojbar islets.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marshallese-English Dictionary - Place Name Index
  2. ^ http://www.spc.int/prism/country/mh/stats/Publications/Popatlas/Community%20Survey.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "Marshall Islands -- Building the Navy's Bases -- Majuro Naval Base". marshall.csu.edu.au.
  4. ^ Majuro Atollpacificwrecks.com
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2011-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "PADDLE".
  7. ^ "Marshall Islands: Atolls & Major Places - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  8. ^ http://www.mecrmi.net/Water%20reports/Water%20Survey%20and%20House%20listing%20Long%20Island%20and%20Ajeltake%20June%2009.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ http://www.spc.int/prism/country/mh/stats/Publications/Popatlas/Community%20Survey.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/1520/v31n4-321-333.pdf?sequence=1[bare URL PDF]

Coordinates: 7°04′18″N 171°18′54″E / 7.07167°N 171.31500°E / 7.07167; 171.31500