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    Jeep island, a remote islands within the Truk Lagoon of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.
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    Location map of Micronesia
    Destination Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), a tropical 2,700 km (1,678 mi) long island chain, some hundred miles north of the equator.

    The country consists of a group of four associated island states which comprises most of the 600 plus islands of the Caroline Islands Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

    The four states are, Chuuk (Truk) islands, Kosrae (Kosaie), Pohnpei (Ponape) and Yap. The FSM shares maritime borders with the Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Guam (United States).

    The FSM covers a total land area of 702?km2, this is about the size of Singapore, or about four times the size of Washington, DC.

    The FSM has a population of about 110,000 inhabitants. Largest island is Pohnpei, home to the nation's capital Palikir, a town with about 4,800 people. Largest city is Weno on Chuuk, a huge atoll about 450 mi west of Pohnpei.

    Spoken languages are English, and the Austronesian languages Chuukese, Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, and Woleaian (all of them official).

    Federated States of Micronesia

    Country Profile

    In 1979 the Federated States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration, adopted a constitution. In 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.
    (Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

    related countries: USA
    geograhically relative close to: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines


    Official Name:
    Federated States of Micronesia
    former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Ponape, Truk, and Yap Districts.
    abbreviation: FSM

    ISO Country Code: fm, FSM

    Local Time = UTC +10h
    Actual Time: Thu-Nov-12  05:04

    Country Calling Code: +691

    Capital City: Palikir

    Other Cities: Kolonia, Weno, Colonia, Lelu.

    Constitutional confederation in free association with the USA.
    Independence: 3 November 1986 (from U.S.-administered UN trusteeship): .
    Constitution: 10 May 1979.

    Location: Oceania, group of 607 island in the North Pacific Ocean north of Papua New Guinea.
    Area: 702 km2 (271 sq. mi.) four major island groups (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae).
    Terrain: varies from mountainous islands to low-lying coral atolls.

    Climate: Tropical

    Nationality: Micronesian.
    Population: 102,000 (2015 census)
    Ethnic groups: Nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups.
    Religion: Roman Catholic 53%, Protestant 42.4%, Others 4.6%.
    Languages: English, and nine ethnic languages.
    Literacy: 92,4%

    Natural resources: Forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate.

    Agriculture products: Black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish.

    Industries: Tourism, construction; fish processing, specialized aquaculture; craft items from shell, wood, and pearls.

    Exports - commodities: fish, sakau (kava), betel nuts, black pepper

    Exports partners: Japan, USA, Guam

    Imports - commodities: food, beverages, clothing, computers, household electronics, appliances, manufactured goods, automobiles, machinery and equipment, furniture, tools

    Imports partners: USA, Japan, Hong Kong

    Currency: US dollar (USD)

    Source: FSM Division of Statistics and others.
    Congress building of the Federated States of Micronesia
    Congress building of the Federated States of Micronesia.
    Image: ? Sven Mueller

    Official Sites of Micronesia

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    Federated States of Micronesia
    The National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.

    Office of the President
    FMI President's Office.

    Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
    The legislative branch of the FSM National Government.

    Diplomatic Missions
    Permanent Mission of the FSM to the United Nations in New York
    Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia
    Washington, D.C.

    Foreign Embassies
    Australian Embassy Pohnpei

    Intergovernmental organisations
    Pacific Islands Forum
    Inter-governmental organization for the cooperation between the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
    Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
    Intergovernmental organisation of the Pacific islands.

    FSM Division of Statistics
    FSM in figures.


    Political Map of the Federation of States of Micronesia
    Detailed Maps of the FSM

    Google Earth Google Earth Federated States of Micronesia
    Searchable map and satellite view of Micronesia.
    Google Earth Google Earth Palikir
    Searchable map and satellite view of Micronesia's capital.

    Map of Micronesia
    Map of the Island States of Micronesia.
    profile Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands
    Reference map of Australia/Oceania.



    Pacific Islands Report
    Daily news from the Pacific region.

    Marianas Variety
    Micronesia news.
    Saipan Tribune
    Pacific news.

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    Arts & Culture

    Micronesian Culture
    Information about culture of FSM.

    Business & Economy

    Investing in the FSM
    Information about investing in FSM by the Department of Economic Affairs.

    White pages, yellow pages of FSM.

    Yap History Museum, Yap Island
    Yap History Museum, Yap Island.
    Image: Garrett W

    Travel and Tour Consumer Information

    Destination Micronesia - Travel and Tour Guides

    Discover Micronesia: 607 island with the main island states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap island.

    Waterfalls and Caves: Wichon (Wichon River and Falls), Kepirohi (most popular waterfall in Pohnpei), Sipyen (waterfall on Kosrae), Wiya Bird Cave (home to swiftlet birds), Pahn Takai Cave and Falls (cave behind a waterfall in the rainforest).
    Beaches and Parks: Sunset Beach, Nihco Marine Park, James Palsis Marine Park (most pristine forests, mangrove and lagoon), Utwe-Walung Marine Park (backwater mangrove channel, Micronesia’s oldest and most diverse mangrove forests).

    Ruins: Nan Madol (archaeological site), Lelu Ruins (remains of a city on Lelu Island),
    Mountains: Mt.Tonaachaw, Sokehs Rock, Finkol, and more.
    Old Battlefields: The Old Airport, Old Japanese Lighthouse, Lenger Island.

    Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, cruising, diving, tours and much more.

    Official Page of the FSM Visitors Board. Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean.

    Kosrae Visitors Bureau
    Official website with information on ecotourism, scuba diving, nature walks, Micronesian culture, and more.
    Visit Yap
    Official website of Yap Visitors Bureau, a guide to the mysterious Isle of Stone Money.

    A guide to Micronesia by FSM Telecom.
    Photo Galleries of Micronesia
    Landscapes, People, Diving, Nature.

    Hotels and Lodges
    Kosrae Village Ecolodge
    Dive and Eco Adventure Resort.
    Manta Ray Bay Hotel
    A dedicated dive resort on Yap island.

    Feeding of Grey reef sharks near Yap, FSM
    Grey reef sharks near Yap.
    Image: Klaus Stiefel
    Pohnpei Landscape
    Pohnpei Landscape
    © FSM Visitors Board

    Chuuk island
    Chuuk island
    © FSM Visitors Board


    College of Micronesia
    Official website of the college with Campuses on Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap.

    Xavier High School
    Site of the High School on Chuuk island.

    Micronesian Seminar (MicSem)
    A research-pastoral institute, its mission is community education, although it has engaged in social research and history
    Sea anemone and clownfishes, Coral reef, Pohnpei
    Coral reef Pohnpei, sea anemone and clownfishes (Amphiprion perideraion).
    Image: Stephanie Batzer

    Environment & Nature

    South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organisation charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.
    Nan Madol archaeological site on Pohnpei
    The prehistoric Micronesian city of Nan Madol on Pohnpei (Ponape).
    Image: NOAA


    The history of the modern Federated States of Micronesia is one of the settlement by Micronesians over 4,000 years ago; colonization by Spain, Germany, and Japan; the United Nations trusteeship under United States-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; and gradual independence beginning with the ratification of a sovereign constitution in 1979.

    History of Micronesia (FSM)
    Overview of Micronesia's history.

    History of the Federated States of Micronesia
    Wikipedia about page the history of the FSM.


    Sources and additional Information about Micronesia

    BBC Country Profile: Micronesia

    FAO: Micronesia

    GlobalEDGE: Micronesia

    The Heritage Foundation: Micronesia

    OEC: Micronesia (FSM)

    Wikipedia: Micronesia

    The World Factbook -- Micronesia
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