, poluation 19,664 (1988
), is the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
. Located in the Ratak Islands, Majuro has a port and an international airport. Sport fishing
is popular, and underwater divers are attracted to the area. The College of the Marshall Islands is at the east end of the atoll.
During World War II on January 30, 1944 United States troops invaded Japanese held Majuro.