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Aerial view of Jaluit Atoll in 1978.
Jaluit Atoll is an atoll of 91 islands in the Pacific Oceanmarker. It is a legislative district of the Marshall Islandsmarker. Its total land area is only , but that encloses a lagoon of .

, the population of the islands of Jaluit Atoll is 1,669.


The island of Jabor has the largest population of around 1,200. The island features a small hotel with four rooms, air-conditioning, running water, electricity and a communal kitchen and shower, where visitors can stay for $50 a night. There are several small stores that sell staple foods like flour, rice, canned tuna and canned vegetables. Jabor also has a fish base, where motor boats can be rented and a Mobil station that sells gas for about $6.50 a gallon. Great snorkeling spots are around the sunken dock by the airport and in the northern pass.

The island of Jaluit is connected to Jabor by an 8 mile road. There are traditionally built huts available for rent on a beautiful beach.

Imiej is an island a 45 minute boat ride from Jabor. It used to be the Japanese army headquarters and you can take a tour on foot through the jungle to check out the old power station, military quarters, anti-aircraft guns and the Shinto shrine where the Japanese general committed suicide.

Education

Jaluit has an elementary school. Jaluit High School is a boarding school that serves students from Jaluit Atoll and neighboring areas.

Transportation

Jabor is served by two weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) from Air Marshall Islands, landing at Jaluit Airportmarker

References

  1. http://www.pacificmagazine.net/news/2008/06/01/power-cuts-increase-jaluits-remoteness



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