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Ailuk Atoll, Marshall Islands
Ailuk Atoll, Marshall Islands
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: Benedict Yamamura
Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk Atoll
Published: 2007/07/11
Channel: Trevaynn
Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk Atoll
Published: 2011/10/31
Channel: AJ LA-Borris Bunlik
Ailuk Boys
Ailuk Boys
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Gresham Family Exodus
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 2
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 2
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
4 Marshall Islands to Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Ailuk atoll)
4 Marshall Islands to Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Ailuk atoll)
Published: 2014/10/25
Channel: David Kane
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2014/04/23
Channel: Joseph Nomna
Ailuk Latuma
Ailuk Latuma's Winta Alfred
Published: 2014/10/19
Channel: Jabbacks Ailingeo
Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Happy Traveler
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Ailuk Atoll - part 1
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Sailing canoe, Ailuk
Sailing canoe, Ailuk
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Charles Miller
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 2
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 2
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: MicronesiaTour
Ailuk Jebta Part  1
Ailuk Jebta Part 1
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: ladyhibiscus06
Silver Discoverer in Ailinglaplap Atoll, Marshall Islands
Silver Discoverer in Ailinglaplap Atoll, Marshall Islands
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Amazing Planet
Ailuk Sailing
Ailuk Sailing
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Soggy Paws
Ailuk Atoll Sunset
Ailuk Atoll Sunset
Published: 2010/05/19
Channel: Benedict Yamamura
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 1
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 1
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: MicronesiaTour
Rufina
Rufina
Published: 2013/04/25
Channel: Canvasback Missions
Ailuk Jebta Part. 2
Ailuk Jebta Part. 2
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: ladyhibiscus06
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 3
Marshall Islands - Ailuk Canoe - Part 3
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: MicronesiaTour
Ailuk Jebta Part. 5
Ailuk Jebta Part. 5
Published: 2012/01/12
Channel: ladyhibiscus06
03 15 2017  Deacon Board (KAUCC) Muri jouj UTRIK & AILUK
03 15 2017 Deacon Board (KAUCC) Muri jouj UTRIK & AILUK
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Abimelek Danny
Mary Kaious & Mari Pound
Mary Kaious & Mari Pound
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: Herina Pound
RI-ENOD IN AILUK....wmv
RI-ENOD IN AILUK....wmv
Published: 2010/08/18
Channel: MrWinson12
Zenne & Zwetke sail in Ailuk atoll
Zenne & Zwetke sail in Ailuk atoll
Published: 2011/08/22
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
03 05 2017  Wellcome Back DRD Jen Woja Atoll KAUCC
03 05 2017 Wellcome Back DRD Jen Woja Atoll KAUCC
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Abimelek Danny
Ebon Atoll
Ebon Atoll
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Benedict Yamamura
KOJU N BADINE(marshallese)2012
KOJU N BADINE(marshallese)2012
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: LI2MA
36.   Ontong Java Atoll • Solomon Islands
36. Ontong Java Atoll • Solomon Islands
Published: 2009/05/20
Channel: 100PlacesToRemember
Ailuk visiting
Ailuk visiting
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
Ailuk jepta 2010
Ailuk jepta 2010
Published: 2011/12/23
Channel: David Laukon
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
Wotje Atoll
Wotje Atoll
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: MrMaitols
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 1 bis
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Maloelap Atoll - part 1 bis
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Ailuk Parrot Fish Alot
Ailuk Parrot Fish Alot
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: seatrill
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Utrik Atoll
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Ailuk boy
Ailuk boy
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: Jeff n kikz B******k
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Likiep
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Likiep
Published: 2011/08/15
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Ailuk=MH
Ailuk=MH
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: www.oceanstrada1972.de
Kwajalein deconport mession utrok & ailuk.(1)
Kwajalein deconport mession utrok & ailuk.(1)
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Kinso Jenbwij
Ailuk 3 Bommies
Ailuk 3 Bommies
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: seatrill
Christmas2014/Ailuk Jepta
Christmas2014/Ailuk Jepta
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: Walkup Zachraias
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
Christmas2014(MUCC/Ailuk Jepta)
Christmas2014(MUCC/Ailuk Jepta)
Published: 2014/12/29
Channel: Walkup Zachraias
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Marshall Islands - Glimpses of Rongelap Atoll
Published: 2012/03/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Ailuk jepta
Ailuk jepta
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: czach74
MARSHALL ISLANDS | Ailinglaplap
MARSHALL ISLANDS | Ailinglaplap
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: ChrisCuts
Christmas2014/Ailuk Jepta
Christmas2014/Ailuk Jepta
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: Walkup Zachraias
Comercial AILUK - Making Off
Comercial AILUK - Making Off
Published: 2008/04/06
Channel: digodot
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Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk.png
NASA picture of Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk Atoll is located in Marshall islands
Ailuk Atoll
Ailuk Atoll
Location in the Marshall Islands
Geography
Location North Pacific
Coordinates 10°19′40″N 169°56′00″E / 10.32778°N 169.93333°E / 10.32778; 169.93333
Archipelago Ratak
Total islands 57
Area 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Administration
Marshall Islands
Demographics
Population 513 (1998)
Ethnic groups Marshallese
Map of Ailuk Atoll

Ailuk Atoll (Marshallese: Aelok, [ɑ̯ɑ͡æe̯elʲe͡okʷ][1]) is a coral atoll of 57 islets in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. It is located approximately 72 kilometres (45 mi) north from Wotje. Its total land area is only 5.4 square kilometres (2.1 sq mi), but it encloses a lagoon with an area of 177.45 square kilometres (68.51 sq mi). The major islets are: Ajelep, Aliej, Ailuk, Alkilwe, Barorkan, Biken, Enejabrok, Enejelar, Kapen and Marib. Most of the islets are on the eastern side of the atoll. The western and southern sides of the atoll have a nearly continuous submerged coral reef, with three main passes that lead into the lagoon: Erappu Channel, Marok Channel and Eneneman Channel on the west side.

Ailuk Atoll had a population of 513 in 1999.[2]

History[edit]

First recorded sighting of Ailuk Atoll by Europeans was by the Spanish expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi on 10 January 1565. It was charted as Los Placeres (The Pleasures in Spanish).[3][4] Two of its islets were charted as San Pedro and San Pablo, those being the names of the flagship ("capitana") and the "almiranta" (secondary ship or ship of the Admiral)[5]

Ailuk Atoll was claimed by the Empire of Germany along with the rest of the Marshall Islands in 1884, and the Germans established a trading outpost. After World War I, the island came under the South Pacific Mandate of the Empire of Japan. Following the end of World War II, it came under the control of the United States as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands until the independence of the Marshall Islands in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshallese-English Dictionary - Place Name Index
  2. ^ Land Area and Population Density by Atolls and Islands (persons per square mile): 1973 to 1999
  3. ^ Sharp, Andrew The discovery of the Pacific Islands Oxford, 1960, p.38.
  4. ^ Brand, Donald D. The Pacific Basin: A History of its Geographical Explorations The American Geographical Society, New York, 1967, p.129.
  5. ^ Coello, Francisco "Conflicto hispano-alemán" Boletín de Sociedad Geográfica de Madrid, t.XIX. 2º semestre 1885, Madrid, p.286


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