Where is Micronesia?

Micronesia, is an island country in the western Pacific Ocean in Oceania associated with the United States.

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Where is Micronesia
About Map: Map showing location of Micronesia in the Oceania.

Where is Micronesia Located?

Federated States of Micronesia is located in the western Pacific Ocean.

Federated States of Micronesia is sovereign island nation composed of four states measured from west to east namely - Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. However, the total number of islands is more than 600. Likewise, the total area of Federated States of Micronesia is quite small i.e. merely about 702 sq km but spread in more than 2,600,000 sq km area of the Pacific Ocean. The capital city of Federated States of Micronesia is Palikir located on the Pohnpei Island; however, the largest city is Weno on the Chuuk Island.

Formerly, it was part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI), a United Nations Trust Territory under U.S. administration, but in the year 1979, it formed its own constitutional government and in the year 1986, it got its independence under a Compact of Free Association with the United States.

Though, the region has some amount mineral resources but the economy is largely dependent upon subsistence farming and fishing. Tourism in the region of Federated State of Micronesia is also growing sector of economy.

Places to see in Micronesia:

JEEP islandUlithiNan MadolKepirohi Waterfall
Pingelap AtollSokehs IslandSatawalLelu
Yap IslandsKosrae IslandDublonLelu Ruins Historic Park
Temwen IslandLamotrek Island/td>Tamilyog Trail eastFalalop
PaipalapBlack Coral IslandPohnpaip PetroglyphsNahlap Island
Olimarao IslandWoleaiPenieu IslandSorol

Facts about Micronesia

Official NameFederated States of Micronesia
AbbreviationFSM
ContinentOceania
Coordinates7.4256° N, 150.5508° E
Capital CityPalikir
Four statesYap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae
Official LanguageEnglish
GovernmentConstitutional Confederation in Free Association with the USA
MottoPeace, Unity, Liberty
AnthemPatriots of Micronesia
Area702 km2 (271 sq mi) [177th]
Population104,468 (2019)
Ethnic GroupsNine Ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian Groups
ReligionRoman Catholic 53%, Protestant 42.4%, Others 4.6%
CurrencyUS Dollar (USD)
Time ZoneUTC+10 and +11
ISO CodeFM
Calling Code691
Internet TLD.fm