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Likiep Atoll is an atoll of 65 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. Its total land area is only 3.96 milesĀ², but that encloses a lagoon of 163.71 milesĀ². The Ratak Chain is a chain of islands within the island nation of the Marshall Islands. ... This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ...


The population of Likiep Atoll is 482.


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Kwajalein Control Facility - Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands (669 words)
Likiep is an atoll of 65 islets, home to about 500 Marshallese, just 112 miles to the northeast of Kwajalein.
Likiep is unique in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in that it is the only series of islands and communities that were owned by Europeans.
Likiep was a relatively popular stop for passing sea captains as early as the 1500s with Spanish explorers.
Catholic Church in Micronesia: Marshalls (11411 words)
The Likiep church was used as a copra warehouse and the Japanese converted the church on Jaluit into a radio station.
But Likiep offered several uncontestable advantages at that early date: besides its relatively large number of Catholics and the undamaged state of its old mission buildings, Likiep was close to Kwajalein, the main American base and the hub of air transportation in and out of the Marshalls.
On Likiep the priests found a solid group of co-workers: Alphonse Capelle, the spokesman of the Catholic community; Maggie Capelle, for years the island sacristan and catechism teacher for the children; and Cecilia DeBrum, who was then and in future years one of the most tireless supporters of the church.
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