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Federated States of Micronesia


Location four island groups between Indonesia and Hawaii


Total Land Area 271 sq mi (702 sq km)
Highest Point
Dolohmwar (on Totolom); 2,595 ft (791 m)
Lowest Point Pacific Ocean, 0 ft (0 m)
Natural Resources timber,
marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate

Nationality Micronesian
Population (July 2014 est)
Ethnic Groups
Chuukese/Mortlockese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Yapese, Yap outer islanders, Polynesian, Asian
Religions Roman Catholic, Protestant
Languages English (official),
Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Capital Palikir
Present Constitution Adopted May 10, 1979
Form of Government
constitutional government in free association with the U.S.
Chief of State and Head of Government
President Peter M. Christian (since May 12, 2015)
Legislature unicameral Congress
Judiciary Supreme Court
Administrative Divisions 4 states

Currency U.S. dollar
Per Capita Income
tourism, construction, fish processing, specialized aquaculture, local craft items
Agricultural Products
black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish
Export Commodities
fish, garments, bananas, black pepper, sakau (kava), betel nuts
Import Commodities
food, manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, beverages

Independence from a U.S.-administered U.N. mandate Achieved November 3, 1986
National Holiday Constitution Day, May 10 (1979)
Blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, the stars represent the four island groups of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.

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