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The Marshall Islands are located in the central Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The country is made up of two parallel chains of 29 coral atolls, which are composed of hundreds of small islands and islets. The total land area is only 70 square miles spread across 1,225,000 square miles of ocean. The most populous atoll is Majuro Atoll, where the capital city is located. Other major atolls include Kwajalein, Wotje, Maloelap, Jaluit and Ailinglaplap. The islands have a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. Rainfall averages between 80-100 inches per year and there are two distinct seasons; the wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April. The Marshall Islands experience higher than average sea levels due to their low elevation which makes them vulnerable to flooding during high tide or storm surge events. There are no rivers or streams on the islands so all water comes from rainwater catchment systems or desalination plants. The coastal areas are surrounded by coral reefs that provide a habitat for a variety of fish species including tuna, barracuda and parrotfish. Check educationvv for Marshall Islands Education and Training.