Tuesday, November 27, 2007

YouTube FEATURE of The Day

Marshall Islands
, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), is a Micronesian island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, located not far off Nauru and Kiribati .

The country consists of twenty-nine atolls and five isolated islands. The most important atolls and islands form two groups: the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain (meaning "sunrise" and "sunset" chains). Two-thirds of the nation's population lives onMajuro (which is also the capital) and Ebeye. The outer islands are sparsely populated due to lack of employment opportunities and economic development. Life on the outer atolls is generally still fairly traditional, and the nutrition of the rural population, consuming food that is either grown or caught, is superior to that of most of the urban residents, who rely considerably on white rice. A majority of the islands' land mass is at sea level.

The climate is hot and humid, with a wet season from May to November. The islands occasionally suffer from typhoons. Many Pacific typhoons start in the Marshall Islands region and grow stronger as they move west toward the Mariana Islands and the Philippines.

The Marshallese are of Micronesian origin and migrated from Asia several thousand years ago. Although English is an official language and is spoken widely, though not fluently, Marshallese is used by the government.
Virtually all Marshallese are Christian, most of them Prostestant.

My feature today is about a place that I would want to be in future for holiday. I knew about this Island since I was a kid. Maybe because of the name. If you want to see more of Marshall Island, check it out using Google map and use the satellite map and you can zoom down as much as 50 m from the sky. What you 'll see is a stunning view of this beautiful paradise.

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