Micronesia

Official nameFederated States of Micronesia
Name in local languageFederated States of Micronesia (en)
ContinentOceania
SubcontinentOceania
Population (ranking: 210e)103,196 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth-0.49 % / year
Area725 km²
Density142.34 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 231e)0.336 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)3,188 $USD (2017)
GDP growth2.00 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)69.30 years (2017)
Birth rate20.30 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate2.45 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)4.20 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)20.50 ‰ (2016)
Literacy rate98.00 % (2016)
Official languagesEnglish
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($ USD)
HDI (ranking: 169e)0.627 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentFederated presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Peter Christian
National Day10 May (Day of the Federated States of Micronesia)
ISO CodesFM, FSM
DemonymMicronesian
Tourists (ranking)30,000 people (2016)
Micronésie – petite
Too much dependence on the outside

Micronesia is a federal state of the Western Pacific located in part of the archipelago of the Caroline Islands. It is composed of four states. A small country in area (607 islands and 725 km2 in total) located on a huge area of the Pacific (2900 km long, with an exclusive economic zone of 2,992,415 km2), its neighbors are Palau to the west, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands to the north, Marshall Islands to the east, Nauru and Papua New Guinea to the south.

Kosrae, Micronésie
Kosrae, Micronesia. Photo: Matt Kieffer
Micronésie - atoll
Atoll in Micronesia. Photo: Monde du Voyage
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Urban areas (2010)
Urban areasPopulation
Weno13,802 inhabitants
Kolonia6,828 inhabitants
Palikir6,783 inhabitants
Colonia3,072 inhabitants
Tofol1,896 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
StatesPopulationArea
Chuuk48,654 inhabitants122 km²
Kosrae6,616 inhabitants111 km²
Pohnpei36,196 inhabitants372 km²
Yap11,377 inhabitants120 km²
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See also