The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.
The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.
|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|Ebeye (Code: V404)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
|Majuro (Code: V403)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Marshall Islands Overview
Marshall Islands [ m ɑ ː ʃ l- ], republic in the western Pacific.
The Marshall Islands comprise the archipelago of the same name, belonging to Micronesia, with a total of more than 1,200 islands, which are divided into two atolls, and a sea area of over 1.3 million km 2. The main sources of income for the population (especially Micronesians) are copra extraction and fishing.
History: The Marshall Islands, discovered by the Spanish in 1529, became a German protected area in 1885 and a Japanese mandate area in 1920. In 1947 they came under US trust, and in 1990 they became formally independent.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Marshall Islands. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands
- License plate: MH
- ISO-3166: MH, MHL (584)
- Internet domain:.mh
- Currency: 1 US dollar (US $) = 100 cents
- Area: 180 km²
- Population (2019): 58 800
- Capital: Majuro
- Official language (s): Marshallese, English
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 24 districts
- Head of State: President David Kabua (since January 13, 2020)
- Religion (s) (2011): Christians (81% Protestants; 9% Catholics), 7% Mormons, other / n / a
- Time zone: Central European Time +11 hours
- National holiday: May 1st
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): Oceania
- Position (coordinates): between 4 ° and 14 ° 13 ‘north latitude and 160 ° 51’ and 172 ° 18 ‘east longitude
- Climate: Tropical-maritime climate
- Road network (2007): 75 km (paved), 1 953 km (unpaved)
- Annual population growth (2021): 1.4%
- Birth rate (2021): 22.4 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2021): 4.3 per 1000 inh.
- Average age (2020): 23.8 years
- Average life expectancy (2021): 74.4 years (women 76.8; men 72.1)
- Age structure (2020): 32.9% younger than 15 years, 4.7% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2011): 98.3%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 28 per 100 pop.
- Internet users (2017): 39 per 100 residents.
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 4,326
- Total GDP (2019): $ 0.237 billion
- GNI per capita (2018): US $ 4,860
- Education expenditure (2003): 11.8% of GDP
- Military expenditure: n / a
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older): n / a
The archipelago consists of two rows of atolls (altogether 1,225 islands), which extend roughly parallel over a length of around 1,200 km. The Ratak group in the east comprises 16 atolls and other individual islands (main atoll Majuro: 30 km 2), the Ralik group in the west 18 atolls, including Jaluit (11 km 2), Kwajalein (29 km 2) with one of the largest lagoons on earth, Bikini (6 km 2) and Eniwetok (27 km 2). The highest point of the Marshall Islands is 10 m above sea level (on Likiep). – The atolls Bikini and Eniwetok gained notoriety, which were radioactively contaminated by US atomic bomb tests between 1946 and 1958 and suffered severe environmental damage with incalculable long-term consequences. The Bikini Atoll has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010.
Climate and vegetation
The climate is tropical. The year-round high temperatures of around 27 ° C are mitigated by the trade winds. Precipitation increases from 800 to 2,000 mm / year in the north to over 4,000 mm in the south, but is subject to strong seasonal fluctuations. Cyclones (typhoons) passing through between December and March often cause great damage. The islets are flat coral islands with barren soils; Coconut and pandanus palms are typical representatives of the species-poor vegetation.
92% of the residents are Micronesians, Polynesians and Americans (especially military personnel) also live here. With 295 residents / km 2, the island state is very densely populated. More than two thirds of the population live on the Majuro and Kwajalein atolls. The proportion of the urban population is 73% (2017). The Marshallers are largely adapted to the American way of life and everyday culture and work primarily in the service sector. On the other hand, the population on smaller islands continues to live from subsistence farming. In view of the lack of employment opportunities, many Marshallers leave their homes.
Social: There is free medical care by the state health service. In 2012 there were 0.5 doctors and 2.7 hospital beds for every 1,000 residents.
The Constitution (Article 2, Paragraph 1) guarantees freedom of religion. All religious communities are legally equal. – Protestant Christians make up the majority of the population. About 52–55% of the population belong to the “United Church of Christ – Congregational in the Marshall Islands (UCCCMI)”, a good 24% to the “Assemblies of God” (Pentecostals). The members of the Catholic Church (Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands) make up over 8% of the population. The Mormon religious community is almost equally represented. Baha’is and followers of ethnic religions are non-Christian minorities.