Marshall Islands Atoll Information

Majuro Atoll


Atoll Information

Atoll (name) Location Number
of
Islets
Land area (km2) Lagoon area (km2) Ratio land to lagoon area (km2)
English Marshallese North East area rank area rank ratio rank
Majuro Mjro 7°03' 171°30' 64 9.17 8 295.05 13 3.11 9

Map of Majuro 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:
Arrowsmith (Gilbert 1788)
Kajuruk
Maduro
Mediouro
Mediuro
Medjouro
Mendiouro (1863)

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

List of Navy Codenames
 

Public Health

Epidemics recorded for Majuro (1887-1943)

Atolls known to
YearDiseasehave been affectedCasualtiesSource
<1887Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsHermsheim 1887:302
1895InfluenzaMajuroAnonymous 1897
1904Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsErdland 1914:17
 

Environmental Data

View a 1881 map of Majuro Atoll

Map of Majuro Atoll (1897)
Map of Majuro Atoll (1897) (map 2)
 

Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Majuro Atoll

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

Historic Copra Production by Atoll --Majuro Atoll

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

Building the Navy's Bases in World War II, Majuro Naval Base
by US Navy. Bureau of Yards and Docks. (1947)
Brig Vision at Majuro Atoll 1876
The wreck of a Consolidated B-24J "Liberator" off Laura, Majuro Atoll
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Investigations of a Grumman TBF "Avenger" aircraft submerged in Majuro Lagoon
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
 

Photographs

WWII Period Photographs of Majuro Atoll
Aerial Photos of Majuro ("Laura") Island, Majuro Atoll--A Photo Essay
by Dirk HR Spennemann
The waves of 1979. Erosion on Majuro Atoll--A Photo Essay
by Dirk HR Spennemann
Marshallese Fishtraps at Laura, Majuro Atoll
Majuro Atoll
a photo essay by Jon O'Neill
 

Bibliographies

Bibliography



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Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk HR (1998-05). Atoll Information.
URL: http:/marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/html/atolls/majuro.html

CONTACT:
Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
e-mail: dspennemann@csu.edu.au


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