Federated States of Micronesia

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Federated States of Micronesia
Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia
Seal
Motto: "Peace, Unity, Liberty"
Location of the Federated States of Micronesia
Capital Palikir
6°55′N 158°11′E / 6.917°N 158.183°E / 6.917; 158.183
Largest town Weno[1]
Official language
and national languagea
English
Recognized regional
languages
Ethnic groups (2000)
  • 48.8% Chuukese
  • 24.2% Pohnpeian
  • 6.2% Kosraean
  • 5.2% Yapese
  • 4.5% Outer Yapese
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 1.5% Polynesian
  • 6.4% other
  • 1.4% unknown
Demonym Micronesian
Government Federated parliamentary republic under a non-partisan democracy
Peter Christian
Yosiwo P. George
Legislature Congress
Independence from the United States
November 3, 1986
Area
• Total
702 km2 (271 sq mi) (177th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
104,937[2] (192nd)
• Density
158.1/km2 (409.5/sq mi) (75th)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
• Total
$310 million
• Per capita
$3,000
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Total
$277 million
• Per capita
$2,300
Gini (2000) 61.1[3]
very high
HDI (2015) Increase 0.638[4]
medium · 127th
Currency United States dollar (USD)
Time zone (UTC+10 and +11)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC)
Date format MM/DD/YYYY
Drives on the right
Calling code +691
ISO 3166 code FM
Internet TLD .fm
  1. Regional languages used at state and municipal levels.

Micronesia, officially the Federated States of Micronesia, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Papua New Guinea. The country is a sovereign state in free association with the United States. The capital city of Federated States of Micronesia is Palikir.

The Federated States of Micronesia were formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a United Nations Trust Territory under US administration. In 1979 they adopted a constitution, and in 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on U.S. aid.

The Federated States of Micronesia is hundreds of small islands divided in seven territories in Micronesia. The term Micronesia may mean the Federated States or to the region as a whole. This area is in Oceania.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Summary Analysis of Key Indicators: from the FSM 2010 Census of Population and Housing (PDF). Palikir: Division of Statistics, Office of SBOC. p. 8. Retrieved 16 March 2018 – via Prism (SPC).
  2. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". ESA.UN.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2017.

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