Marshall Islands Atoll Information


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
Bikini Pikinni 11°30' 165°25' 36 6.01 12 594.14 9 1.01 23

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


Alternative names

The following alternative names have been used on European charts
logbooks and the accounts of visitors:
Escholtz Islands (Kotzebue 1825)
Dowsett (1834)

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

Crossroads -- Atomic Bomb Test, Bikini Atoll
Seizure -- Bikini Atoll

Environmental Data

Map of Bikini Atoll (1897)


WWII Period Photographs of the Nuclear Testing on US Navy Ships, Bikini Atoll 1946


Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Bikini Atoll

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

WWII Period Photographs of the Nuclear Testing on US Navy Ships, Bikini Atoll 1946

Special Philatelic and General Use Covers to commemorate the Operation Crossroads Nuclear Tests




Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk HR (1998-05). Atoll Information.
URL: http:/

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

© Dirk H.R. Spennemann 1999
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