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The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.

Languages: English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Ethnic Groups: Chuukese 48.8%, Pohnpeian 24.2%, Kosraean 6.2%, Yapese 5.2%, Yap outer islands 4.5%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, other 6.4%, unknown 1.4%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other 3%


Population: 113415 people (World Rank: 194th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 418 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 81st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.56 %/yr (World Rank: 156th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.8 years (World Rank: 121st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.2 years (World Rank: 151st) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Micronesia

Country Profile for Micronesia
United Nations


Micronesia - Facts and Information 1

Micronesia - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Micronesia 1

Traveling to Micronesia 2

Events in Micronesia

Travel Guide for Micronesia

Government Related:

Embassy of Micronesia
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Micronesia
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