Marshall Islands Atoll Information

Ailinglaplap Atoll

Atoll Information

Atoll (name) Location Number
Land area (km2) Lagoon area (km2) Ratio land to lagoon area (km2)
English Marshallese North East area rank area rank ratio rank
Ailinglaplap Aelö™laplap 7°26' 169°52' 52 14.69 3 750.29 6 1.96 16

Map of Ailinglaplap Atoll (Source: Office of Planning and Statistics 1989

US. Navy Codenames used during WWII and during the nuclear testing period

Complaint -- Ailinglapalap Atoll
Factor -- Ailinglapalap Atoll
Seamless -- Elmore (Ailinglaplap) Island

Alternative names

The following alternative names have been used on European charts, logbooks and the accounts of visitors:
Cromtschenko (Kotzebue 1816)
Elmore (Dennet 1797)
Lambert (Dennet 1797)
Menchikoff I. (Bond 1792)
Museeket (islet)

Public Health

Epidemics recorded for Ailinglaplap(1887-1943)

Atolls known to
YearDiseasehave been affectedCasualtiesSource
1893ChickenpoxSteinbach 1893a

Environmental Data

View a 1881 map of Ailinglaplap Atoll

Map of Ailinglaplap Atoll (1897)


The lost boy from Ailinglaplap


Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Ailinglaplap Atoll

Chronological listing of ships visiting the Marshall Islands until 1885 --Ailinglaplap Atoll

Historic Copra Production by Atoll --Ailinglaplap Atoll

Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces in operations against and from the Marshall Islands--Events regarding Ailinglaplap Atoll

A Japanese Trading Station on Ailinglaplap

by Dirk H.R. Spennemann


Ailinglapap Photo Gallery

Nelu and his wife Ledagoba (daughter Kabua'a) photographed in Alinglaplap (photographed in 1895).
Couple from Ailinglaplap

Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk H.R. (2000). Atoll Information on the Marshall Islands: Ailinglaplap. Albury:
URL: http:/

Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.

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