Atoll Information

Marshall Islands Atoll Information

Wotje Atoll

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
Wotje Wjj 9°26' 170°00' 72 8.18 9 624.34 8 1.31 20

Map of Wotje 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:
Chatham Island (Gilbert 1788)
Christmas Harbour (anchorage)
Odia (Kotzebue 1816)
Romanzov (Kotzebue 1816)
Rumanzoff (Kotzebue 1817)

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

Adipose -- Wotje Atoll
Coxcomb -- Ormed Island, Wotje Atoll
Creosote -- Wotje Atoll
Flurry -- Ormed Island, Wotje Atoll
Ironmonger -- Wotje Island
Receptable -- Wotje Island

Public Health


Environmental Data

Map of Wotje Atoll (1897)

Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Wotje Atoll

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

WWII Period Photographs of Wotje Atoll

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

Historical Sites on Wotje Is., Wotje Atoll


WWII Period Photographs of Wotje Atoll Wotje Commercial Airport




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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