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Interesting facts about the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands is made up of two archipelagic chains, with a total of 29 atolls in Oceania. Each atoll is further made up of many small islets.

Bokak Atoll is an island wherein there is a large and varied population of marine life and sea birds, and hermit crabs and lizards are common.

The Marshall Islands provides the world’s largest sanctuary for sharks, which virtually doubled the protected area for sharks worldwide.

Most tourists who visit the Marshall Islands stop first at either the capital city of Majuro or Ebeye. From here, the tourists head out to the picturesque outer islands of the Marshall Islands.

It is a known fact that the Marshall Islands comprise two parallel island groups. However, only a few people are aware of the fact that the island groups are called the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain. The name Ratak translates to sunrise and the name Ralik translates to sunset.

Arno Atoll is a coral atoll of 133 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. Unlike most other atolls, Arno encloses three different lagoons, a large central one, and two smaller ones in the north and east.

Alele Museum, Library and National Archives is a non-profit corporation founded in 1981, dedicated to preserving the history and conserving the folk arts, traditional skills, historic accounts, oral literature and other traditions of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The Maloelap Atoll is a coral atoll of 71 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands.

The Kalalin Pass Majuro is one of the best dive locations in the Marshall Islands. The coral reef is what draws divers to the site. The highlight is the “aquarium”, where you will see different types of fish and corals. The Pass, as it is locally known, has depths ranging from 30 to 130 feet.

Majuro’s western tip is where visitors will find this popular picnic and sunbathing spot. It takes about an hour to drive from the town of Majuro to Laura Beach Park, whose main attractions are a fresh water shower, picnic places and one of the most popular sandy beaches in the Marshall Islands. Laura Beach Park is open seven days a week and resides 30 feet above sea level at Majuro’s highest point.

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