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Ujae Atoll is an atoll of 15 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. Its total land area is only 0.72 miles², but that encloses a lagoon of 71.79 miles². The Ralik Chain is a chain of islands within the island nation of the Marshall Islands. ... A lagoon is a body of comparatively shallow salt water separated from the deeper sea by a shallow or exposed sandbank, coral reef, or similar feature. ...

The population of Ujae Atoll is 448.

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Marshall Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (1105 words)
The country consists of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands.
The most important atolls and islands form two groups: the Ratak Chain and the Ralik Chain (meaning "sunrise" and "sunset" chains).
Life on the outer atolls is generally still fairly traditional, and the nutrition of the rural population, being grown and caught, is superior that of most of the urban residents, who rely considerably on white rice.
Rongerik Atoll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
Rongerik Atoll (also known as Rongdrik Atoll or Roñdik Atoll) is an uninhabited 1.68 square kilometer atoll located in the Pacific Ocean at 11°20′N 167°27′E.
It is most famous as the temporary location from March 7, 1946 through March 14, 1948 of the Bikini Atoll's indigenous population while the United States Government conducted the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests.
On March 1, 1954, Rongerik was accidentally exposed to radioactive fallout as a result of the detonation of Operation Castle's Bravo.
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