About The Islands

X=Kwajalein Island in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
O=Kwajalein suburbs: Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand & Tasmania

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) consists of a double chain
of 34 atolls with a total land area of 74 square miles. In the Marshall Islands,
land rights and clan membership are transmitted by a mother to each of her
children. The use of Kwajalein Atoll as a missile range is made
possible through lease agreements negotiated with the RMI.

Not so serious
A survey crew has estimated the safety factor to be .9 when 4,000
pipers and drummers fill up the 1.2 square miles on Kwajalein Island during
the International Kwajalein Scottish Underwater Games.

Kwajalein Atoll is a coral reef formation in the shape of crescent
loop enclosing the world's largest lagoon with a surface area of
1,100 square miles.

Not so serious
Sir Thomas Dumm often pipes down the sun on the wrong side of the island.
Sometimes he pipes up the sun on the other (wrong) side of the island.

Situated on the reef enclosing the lagoon are approximately 100 small islands
with a total land area of 5.6 square miles. Kwajalein Island, one of the three
largest islands in the atoll, is 1/2 mile wide and 2 1/2 miles long (approximately
1.2 square miles in area). The atoll's largest dimension is 75 nautical miles
from Kwajalein Island to Ebadon Island and it's average width is 15 nmi.
Approximately 13,500 Marshallese citizens live within the atoll on
14 islands with the largest number (12,500) living on Ebeye,
a 15 minute ferry ride from Kwajalein Island. About
1,000 Marshallese citizens are employed at US
Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA).

Not so serious
Kwajalein has the 2nd largest SCUBA club in the world. Last year they
made the most dives (somewhere around 18,000).

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