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WorldView - Oceania

Marshall Islands

US Dept of State - Marshall Islands

"The economy combines a small subsistence sector and a modern urban sector. In short, fishing and breadfruit, banana, taro, and pandamas cultivation constitute the subsistence sector. On the outer islands, production of copra and handicrafts provides some cash income." more...

Global Edge

"After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association." more...

CIA World Factbook

"US Government assistance is the mainstay of this tiny island economy. The Marshall Islands received more than $1 billion in aid from the US from 1986-2002. Agricultural production, primarily subsistence, is concentrated on small farms; the most important commercial crops are coconuts and breadfruit." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"he Republic of the Marshall Islands totals 70.5 square miles and is composed of two coral atoll chains in the Central Pacific. The Marshall Islands is a parliamentary democracy and has signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States. It has a developing agrarian and service-oriented economy. Tourist facilities are not widely available, but those that exist are adequate." more...

Languages of Marshall Islands

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Marshall Islands - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...