World Atlas: Micronesia, Federated States. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Micronesia, Federated States.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Micronesia, Federated States. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Micronesia, Federated States. But let's start with the flag of Micronesia, Federated States here:
Micronesia, Federated States - Overview:
What you should know about Micronesia, Federated States? Let's start with this: 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 of Micronesia, Federated States
Where on the globe is Micronesia, Federated States? The location of this country is Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia. Total area of Micronesia, Federated States is 702 sq km, of which 702 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk. The lowest point of Micronesia, Federated States is Pacific Ocean 0 m, the highest point Nanlaud on Pohnpei 782 m. And the climate is tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage.
Inhabitants of Micronesia, Federated States
Let's take a look how many people live in Micronesia, Federated States. The number is: 104,196 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? 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.). What are the languages in Micronesia, Federated States? English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi. And the 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.). How old are the people in average? 25.1 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 73.1 years. Where the people live in Micronesia, Federated States? Here: the majority of the populaton lives in the coastal areas of the high islands; the mountainous interior is largely uninhabited; less than half of the population lives in urban areas. The major urban areas of Micronesia, Federated States are: Palikir (capital) 7,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Micronesia, Federated States
The capital of Micronesia, Federated States is Paliki and the government type federal republic in free association with the US. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 4 states; Chuuk (Truk), Kosrae (Kosaie), Pohnpei (Ponape), Yap. Regarding the economy of Micronesia, Federated States, important industrial products are tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood). Important agricultural products are taro, yams, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, black pepper, fish, pigs, chickens. The most important export commodities are fish, sakau (kava), betel nuts, black peppe and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are food, beverages, clothing, computers, household electronics, appliances, manufactured goods, automobiles, machinery and equipment, furniture, tools and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Micronesia, Federated States and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $3,400 (2017 est.). This is a very low number. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: 26.7% (2000 est.).