Majuro pronounced /məˈdʒuːroʊ/), population 25,400 people (as of 2004), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI is a Micronesian nation of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Built on an atoll of 64 islands, the Majuro Atoll, Majuro has a port, shopping district, hotels, and an international airport. The major population centers are the D-U-D communities, the islands of Delap-Uliga-Darrit (listed from south to north, on the eastern edge of the atoll). Uliga is the main business district, and banking and tourism are increasingly important. Uliga is home to the College of the Marshall Islands, Assumption High School, and Uliga Elementary School where English is taught to all students. The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI is a regionally accredited autonomous Community college offering high school equivalency, community extension Student The government offices are based in Delap, and located at the eastern point of Majuro Atoll is the capital building for the Marshall Islands. Delap also has several large stores. Darrit is mostly residential and has a primary and a secondary school. At the western end of the atoll, about 30 miles from D-U-D by road, is the community of Laura, a growing residential area with a popular beach. Laura has the highest elevation point on the island, estimated at about 30 feet above sea level. Laura has the best soil for planting and is the home of several farms. Marshall Islands High School is near the north end of Majuro, in Rita.
The atoll itself has a land area of only 3. 75 sq mi (9. 7 km²), but encloses a lagoon of 113. A lagoon is a body of comparatively shallow salt or Brackish water separated from the deeper Sea by a shallow or exposed sandbank, coral 92 sq mi (295 km²). Copra (coconut oil) is one of the main exports in the Marshall Islands, and receives copra shipments from most of the smaller populated atolls surrounding the area. Sport fishing is popular, and underwater divers are attracted to the area. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Majuro and Kwajalein serve as the transportation hubs for the Marshall Islands, both for air service and shipping, though Majuro is more used because of Kwajalein's restricted military status.
Majuro, like many atolls, consists of extremely narrow land masses which allows a person to walk from the lagoon side to the ocean side within minutes. At some points the island is narrow enough to throw a rock from one side to the other. Most of the roadway from Delap to Laura is a single two lane paved road with houses on either side.
During World War II, on January 30, 1944 United States troops invaded Japanese-held Majuro and occupied the island. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
On September 15, 2007, Witon Barry, of the Tobolar Copra processing plant in the Marshall Islands capital of Majuro said power authorities, private companies and entrepreneurs had been experimenting with coconut oil as an alternative to diesel fuel for vehicles, power generators and ships. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI is a Micronesian nation of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is a tropical oil with many applications Diesel or Diesel fuel (ˈdiːzəl in general is any Fuel used in Diesel engines The most common is a specific fractional distillate of petroleum Vehicles, derived from the Latin word vehiculum, are non-living Means of transport. Electricity generation is the process of converting non-electrical Energy to Electricity. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size Coconut trees abound in the Pacific's tropical islands. A tree is a perennial Woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or The Tropics are centered on the Equator and limited in Latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere at approximately 23°26' (23 An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant Copra, from 6 to 10 coconuts makes 1 litre oil. Copra is the dried meat or kernel of the Coconut. The name copra is derived from the Malayalam word kopra for dried coconut The Coconut Palm ( Cocos nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family The litre or liter (see spelling differences) is a unit of Volume. An oil is a substance that is in a viscous Liquid state ( "oily") at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer and is 
Marshall Islands International Airport, the Marshall Islands' most important airport, is located on the Majuro Atoll. Marshall Islands International Airport, also known as Amata Kabua International Airport, is an Airport located in Majuro, the capital of the Republic
Majuro was initially scheduled to host the seventh edition of the Micronesian Games, in 2010. The seventh edition of the Micronesian Games was initially scheduled to be hosted in Majuro, Marshall Islands, in 2010. The Micronesian Games (or "Micro Games" are a quadrennial international multi-sport event within the Micronesian region It subsequently renounced its hosting rights, citing a lack of adequate infrastructure.  
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