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The Federated States of Micronesia are a group of some 600 islands which form one country in Oceania. Together with 4 other countries they form an island group known as Micronesia.

The Federated States of Micronesia are in the Pacific Ocean.

The islands vary enormously from high mountains to low coral atolls.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Micronesia, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 6 55N
Longitude - 158 15E

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micronesia The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia is light blue with four white stars in the centre. The stars are arranged in a diamond pattern and represent the four island groups who set up the federation.

The capital of Micronesia is Palikir.

The Federated States of Micronesia is a federal republic with a President as head of government and head of state. It has a free association with the US.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in the Federated States of Micronesia is the US dollar.

English is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Micronesia to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of the Federated States of Micronesia is 702 sq kms which is the 10th largest in Oceania.

The Federated States of Micronesia has no lakes, rivers and canals.

The Federated States of Micronesia has no boundaries with other countries.

The Federated States of Micronesia has a coastline of 6,112 kms which is the 3rd longest in Oceania.

The highest point in the Federated States of Micronesia is Nanlaud on the island of Pohnpei at 782 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. micronesia
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People

The total population of the Federated States of Micronesia is 104,196 people, making it the 10th largest country in Oceania by population.

Of this number 52,764 are females and 51,432 are males.

A person from the Federated States of Micronesia is called a Micronesian.

To be a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, one of your parents must be a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is not sufficient to be born in the Federated States of Micronesia. You have to live in the Federated States of Micronesia for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in the Federated States of Micronesia, by population are:-

  • Weno on Chuuk 13,856 people
  • Tofol on Kosrae 9,686
  • Colonia on Yap 7,371
  • Kolonia on Pohnpei 6,074
  • Kolonia Town on Pohnpei 5,681
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. micronesiaEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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22.4% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Micronesia is 20.3 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Micronesia is 4.2 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 18.1 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 22.7 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 25.3 and for males is 24.0. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 7.1. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 14.1. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Micronesia spends 13.7% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.18 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 3.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

45.8% of the population are estimated as obese.

94.8% of the urban population and 87.4% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

85.1% of the urban population and 49.0% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The Federated States of Micronesia releases 0.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 13th highest in Oceania.
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Education

We have no figures for the amount Micronesia spends of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 4 in Micronesia. Primary education is for eight years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are awaiting information about school terms in Micronesia.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

We have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in the Federated States of Micronesia is 37,920.

micronesiaThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
16.2% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 6 paved airports in the Federated States of Micronesia, which is the 4th highest number in Oceania.
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There are no railways in the Federated States of Micronesia.
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There are 388 kilometres of roads in the Federated States of Micronesia, which means the Federated States of Micronesia is in 11th place for the most kilometres of roads in Oceania.
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There are no major national newspapers in Micronesia.

There are 34,100 mobile phone users.

6% of the people have a fixed landline.

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33,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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