Covering a combined land area of 702 sq.km (271 sq mi), the Federated States of Micronesia is a sovereign island nation and an associated state of the United States comprising of about 607 islands and islets of the Caroline Islands Archipelago in North Pacific Ocean. Despite its small land area, FSM actually occupies 2,600,000 sq.km, of the Pacific Ocean and has the world’s 14th largest Exclusive Economic Zone. Located in the southern part of the Micronesian island of Pohnpei is, Mount Nanlaud – the highest point of FSM at an elevation of 2,566ft (782m). The islands of the Federated States of Micronesia are high volcanic islands, supporting a large variety of flora and low-lying coral atolls in poorer soil. The Pohnpei Island is the biggest, wettest and highest island in FSM as well as the most beautiful one in the country. It is an elevated island compared to its other islands which occupy lower altitudes. The landscape of the Pohnpei Island features mountains covered by dense rainforests, with mangrove swamps on the lower slopes. The island’s circumference is lined by coral reefs.
Micronesia (The Federated States of Micronesia) is divided into 4 island states. In alphabetical order, these island states are: Chuuk (Truk), Kosrae (Kosaie), Pohnpei (Ponape) and Yap. These states are further subdivided into a number of cities and municipalities.
Covering a combined land area of 702 sq.km, the Federated States of Micronesia is an associated state of the United States and comprises of about 607 islands and islets of the Caroline Islands Archipelago in North Pacific Ocean.
Located in Pohnpei Island’s (the largest and most populous island state) northwestern center is Palikir – the capital city of the Federated States of Micronesia. The coastal town of Kolonia is the largest settlement on the Pohnpei Island. It is the seat of the national government of the Federated States of Micronesia and is a relatively new urban area which is currently in a stage of growth and development. The largest city of Micronesia is Weno, which is located on the Chuuk Atoll in the west of Pohnpei.
The Federated States of Micronesia is a sovereign island nation in Oceania and an associated state of the United States, comprising of about 607 islands located in the North Pacific Ocean. They are geographically positioned in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. The island nation is situated to the northeast of Papua New Guinea; to the south of Guam and the Marianas; to the west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands; to the east of Palau and the Philippines; to the north of Eastern Australia; to the southeast of Japan and to the southwest of Hawaii islands. The Federated States of Micronesia shares its maritime borders with the Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Guam.
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|Legal Name||Federated States of Micronesia|
|6 55 N, 158 09 E|
|Independence||3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)|
|Total Area||702.00 km2|
|Land Area||702.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage|
|Coordinates||6 55 N, 158 15 E|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||782 m|
|Nanlaud on Pohnpei|
|Ethnic Groups||Chuukese/Mortlockese 49.3%, Pohnpeian 29.8%, Kosraean 6.3%, Yapese 5.7%, Yap outer islanders 5.1%, Polynesian 1.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 0.8% (2010 est.)|
|Languages||English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi|
|Religions||Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1% (includes Congregational 38.5%, Baptist 1.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.8%, Assembly of God 0.7%), Mormon 1.5%, other 1.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,568.29|
|Exports||Fish, sakau (kava), betel nuts, black pepper|
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