Micronesia
in Micronesia
Oceania

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Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - USD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 3G
ISO 2-Letter code:
FM
Internet top level domain:
.fm
Country phone prefix:
+691
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Micronesia with its capital Palikir is located in Oceania (Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean). It covers some 703 square kilometers (four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)) with 104,196 citizens. English is the official language used in Micronesia. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It is distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east. The Philippines lie to the west, and Indonesia to the southwest.

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Administrative regions of Micronesia

About the country

The topography is islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls with volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk. The average density of population is about 148 per km². The climate in Micronesia can be described as tropicalheavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands, located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage. Potential natural disasters are typhoons (June to December).

To reach someone Micronesia dial +691 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 3G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".fm". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is USD.

Light blue with four white five-pointed stars centered; the stars are arranged in a diamond pattern; blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, the stars represent the four island groups of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.

Flag of Micronesia

The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, overdependence on US foreign aid, and state perception of inequitable allocation of US aid.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 192) 702sq km
Land (World Rank: 189) 702sq km
Forest (World Rank: 172) 3.50%
Comparative four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)
Note includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)
Coastline
6112
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 181) 782m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 145) 25.50%
Arable (World Rank: 175) 2.30%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 11) 19.70%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 172) 3.50%
Map reference
Oceania
Environment
Issues
  • - climate change
  • - overfishing
  • - pollution
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
Hazzards typhoons (June to December)
Location
Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia
Climate
tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage
Terrain
islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 192) 104,196
Deathrate (World Rank: 205) 0.42%
Birthrate (World Rank: 79) 2.00%
Growthrate (World Rank: 218) -0.52%
Migration rate (World Rank: 185) -2.09%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 82) 2.41%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 153) 24.40
Female (World Rank: 150) 25.80
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 189) 16,050
0 14 female (World Rank: 189) 15,520
15 24 male (World Rank: 189) 10,236
15 24 female (World Rank: 189) 10,173
25 54 male (World Rank: 194) 19,737
25 54 female (World Rank: 193) 21,094
55 64 male (World Rank: 200) 3,560
55 64 female (World Rank: 199) 3,727
65 x male (World Rank: 208) 1,849
65 x female (World Rank: 209) 2,250
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 80) 1.98%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 136) 73years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 144) 75years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 130) 71years
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 150) 0.19
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 70) 3.20
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 156) 57.10%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 9) 45.80%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 141) 89.00%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 189) 192,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 192) 178,600,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 54) 96.00%
Source nuclear (World Rank: 148) 1.00%
Source renew (World Rank: 107) 3.00%
Carbon footprint
105

Nation

Budget
Health (World Rank: 4) 14% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 5) 7% of GDP
National symbol
white stars on a light blue field
National colours
white
Adjective
Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
Noun
Micronesian(s)
Background
The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, overdependence on US foreign aid, and state perception of inequitable allocation of US aid.
Flag description
light blue with four white five-pointed stars centered; the stars are arranged in a diamond pattern; blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, the stars represent the four island groups of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 213) 334,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 98) 3.00%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 186) 3,300USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 25) 26.30%
Source industry (World Rank: 160) 18.90%
Source service (World Rank: 152) 54.80%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 198) 37,920
In poverty (World Rank: 73) 26.70%
Products
Industries
  • - construction
  • - craft items
  • - shell
  • - specialized aquaculture
  • - tourism
  • - wood
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - betel nuts
  • - black pepper
  • - cassava
  • - chickens
  • - coconuts
  • - fish
  • - kava
  • - Kosraen citrus
  • - manioc
  • - pigs
  • - sakau
  • - tapioca
  • - taro
  • - yams
Exports
  • - betel nuts
  • - black pepper
  • - fish
  • - sakau (kava)
Imports
  • - appliances
  • - automobiles
  • - beverages
  • - clothing
  • - computers
  • - equipment
  • - food
  • - furniture
  • - household electronics
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods
  • - tools

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 198) 6,808
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 153) 6.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 211) 30.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 199) 33,000
Population (World Rank: 152) 31.50%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 137) 6.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 200) 388
Paved length (World Rank: 171) 184.00
Unpaved length (World Rank: 143) 204.00