Federated States of Micronesia is located in the northwest of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 106,487, making
it the 191st largest national population. Its capital city is
Palikir and largest city is Kolonia with a total population of 6,058.
The country encompasses 702 square kilometers making it the 187th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
the North Pacific Ocean.

President Immanuel Mori is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government, and along with Vice President Alik
L. Alik, achieves that status through election by the Congress from among the four senators at large and holds that position
for four years and is eligible for a second term. Its form of government is a constitutional government in free association
with the United States and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 10th of May 1979.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian,
Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant and other faiths. As sources
of mass communication it has 5 AM, 1 FM and 3 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Dolohmwar (Totolom), its highest point at 791 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Pacific Ocean, which measures 6,112 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, construction, fish processing,
specialized architecture, craft items made from shells, wood and pearls. Its official currency is the United States Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Federated States of Micronesia. Yap is known for the giant stone coins used in
trading. Known as Fei in Yapese, the coins can reach 10 feet in diameter and weigh over a thousand tons.
Beautiful Micronesian
Some of the Chuuk
Blackbar Soldierfish
hanging out with a
school of Sweetlips
Colonia in the Yap
Chain of islands
Palikir- the capital city
of the Federated
States of Micronesia in
the Pohnpei Island
Resort village on
Kosrae in the Kosrae
Chain- the
easternmost point of
the Federated States
of Micronesia
Tank on the deck of
San Francisco Maru
from World War II
in Chuuk Lagoon
Tonoas Island in the
Chuuk Chain
Kolonia on Pohnpei
Island- the largest city
of Federated States of
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Japanese Lighthouse
close to Wengo in the
Chuuk Chain
Wreck on Chuuk
Lagoon on the Pacific
Ocean- Federated
States of Micronesia's
lowest point
Yap Island in the Yap
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Buoy Ni Im -a favorite
dish of Micronesia
made of ground
chestnut and coconut
milk roasted in a Ti
Dolomwhar (Totolom)-
Federated States of
Micronesia's highest
Kapingamarangi Atoll-
the southernmost point
of Federated States of
Local House on Murillo
Atoll in the Hall Islands
of Micronesia
Village huts on Ngulu
Atoll in the Yap Chain-
the westernmost point
of the Federated
States of Micronesia
Yap Day dancers in
traditional Micronesian
Stone money of Yap
Beach with rope swing
on Ulithi Atoll in the
Yap Island chain- the
northernmost point of