Country Data Sets for Pacific Biodiversity Information
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Population: 52,700 (2007 est.)
Land Area: 181.3 sq km
No. of Islands: 1,152 islands, 29 atolls
Lat/Long (Capital): 9′N, 168′E
Terrain: low, coral, limestone and sand islands and atolls
Climate: hot and humid tropical; wet season from May to November; islands are subject to typhoons
Common Flora: Coconut palms are one of the most common species of land plants in the Marshall Islands.Sea grasses and algae are common marine plants.
Common Fauna: 70+ species of birds including 15 species of seabirds known to breed in the Marshall Islands. Lizards, crabs, bats, rats, cats and dogs make up most of the land animals.