List of islands of the Marshall Islands

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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.

Inhabited municipalities[edit]

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 (1999) Area(km.²) Area(mi.²)
Ailinglaplap Atoll Ralik 1,959 15 6
Ailuk Atoll Ratak 513 5 2
Arno Atoll Ratak 2,069 13 5
Aur Atoll Ratak 537 6 2
Ebon Atoll Ralik 902 6 2
Enewetok/Ujelang [1] Ralik 853 6 2
Jabat Island Ralik 95 1 0
Jaluit Atoll Ralik 1,669 11 4
Kili/Bikini/Ejit [2] Ralik 1,062 1 0
Kwajalein Atoll Ralik 10,902 16 6
Lae Atoll Ralik 322 1 1
Lib Island Ralik 147 1 0
Likiep Atoll Ratak 527 10 4
Majuro Atoll (capital) Ratak 23,401 10 4
Maloelap Atoll Ratak 856 10 4
Mejit Island Ratak 416 2 1
Mili Atoll Ratak 1,032 16 6
Namorik Atoll Ralik 772 3 1
Namu Atoll Ralik 903 6 2
Rongelap Atoll [3] Ralik 19 8 3
Ujae Atoll Ralik 440 2 1
Utirik Atoll Ratak 433 2 1
Wotho Atoll Ralik 145 4 2
Wotje Atoll Ratak 866 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/islands[edit]

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.[1] 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 1 0
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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