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A virtual guide to FSM. Get an overview of Micronesia's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and its government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, this page offers maps, statistics, weather information, and links to sources that provide you with information about this island nation, e.g.: official web sites of Micronesia, addresses of Micronesian and foreign embassies, local news, island guides with travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more.

Chuuk island
Chuuk island © FSM Visitors Board
 

Federated States of Micronesia

Country Profile


Micronesia Flag
Flag of Micronesia

Background:
In 1979 the Federated States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration, adopted a constitution. 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 US aid.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

related countries: USA
geograhically relative close to: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines
 
Where in Oceania are the Federated States of Micronesia?
Official Name:
Federated States of Micronesia
former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Ponape, Truk, and Yap Districts.
abbreviation: FSM

ISO Country Code: fm

Time:
Local Time = UTC +10h
Actual Time: Thu-July-31  15:21

Country Calling Code: +691

Capital City: Palikir

Other Cities: Kolonia, Weno, Colonia, Lelu.

Government:
Constitutional confederation in free association with the USA.
Independence: 3 November 1986 (from U.S.-administered UN trusteeship): .
Constitution: 10 May 1979.

Geography:
Location: Oceania, group of 607 island in the North Pacific Ocean north of Papua New Guinea.
Area: 702 kmĀ² (271 sq. mi.) four major island groups (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae).
Terrain: varies from mountainous islands to low-lying coral atolls.

Climate: Tropical

People:
Nationality: Micronesian.
Population: 103,000 (2010 census)
Ethnic groups: Nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups.
Religion: Roman Catholic 53%, Protestant 42.4%, Others 4.6%.
Languages: English, and nine ethnic languages.
Literacy: 92,4%

Natural resources: Forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate.

Agriculture products: Black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, cassava (tapioca), betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish.

Industries: Tourism, construction; fish processing, specialized aquaculture; craft items from shell, wood, and pearls.

Exports partners: Japan, USA, Guam

Imports partners: USA, Japan, Hong Kong

Currency: US dollar (USD)

Source: FSM Division of Statistics and others.
 

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Official Sites of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia
The National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Office of the President
FMI President's Office.

Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
The legislative branch of the FSM National Government.

Diplomatic Missions
Permanent Mission of the FSM to the United Nations in New York
Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia
Washington, D.C.

Foreign Embassies
Australian Embassy Pohnpei

Intergovernmental organisations
Pacific Islands Forum
Inter-governmental organization for the cooperation between the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Intergovernmental organisation of the Pacific islands.


Statistics
FSM Division of Statistics
FSM in figures.

Maps

Political Map of the Federation of States of Micronesia
Detailed Maps of the FSM

Google Earth Google Earth Federated States of Micronesia
Searchable map and satellite view of Micronesia.
Google Earth Google Earth Palikir
Searchable map and satellite view of Micronesia's capital.

Map of Micronesia
Map of the Island States of Micronesia.
profile Map of Oceania and the Pacific Islands
Reference map of Australia/Oceania.

 

News

The CocoNET Wireless
Australia based Pacific Islands News and Information.
Pacific Islands Report
Daily news from the Pacific region.

Marianas Variety
Micronesia news.
Saipan Tribune
Pacific news.
 

 

Arts & Culture

Micronesian Culture
Information about culture of FSM.
 

 

Business & Economy


Investing in the FSM
Information about investing in FSM by the Department of Economic Affairs.

Phonebook.fm
White pages, yellow pages of FSM.

 
 

Destination Micronesia - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Micronesia: 607 island with the main island states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap island.
Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, cruising, diving, tours and much more.

Micronesia
Official Page of the FSM Visitors Board. Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Kosrae Visitors Bureau
Official website with information on ecotourism, scuba diving, nature walks, Micronesian culture, and more.
Visit Yap
Official website of Yap Visitors Bureau, a guide to the mysterious Isle of Stone Money.

Micronesia
A guide to Micronesia by FSM Telecom.
Photo Galleries of Micronesia
Landscapes, People, Diving, Nature.


Hotels and Lodges
Kosrae Village Ecolodge
Dive and Eco Adventure Resort.
Manta Ray Bay Hotel
A dedicated dive resort on Yap island.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Pohnpei Landscape
Pohnpei Landscape © FSM Visitors Board

Education

College of Micronesia
Official website of the college with Campuses on Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap.
Xavier High School
Site of the High School on Chuuk island.

Micronesian Seminar (MicSem)
A research-pastoral institute, its mission is community education, although it has engaged in social research and history
 
 

Environment & Nature

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organisation charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.
 
 

History

History of Micronesia
Overview of Micronesia's history.
 

Search

Open Directory Project: Micronesia

Additional Information about Micronesia

BBC News Country Profile: Micronesia

Wikipedia: Micronesia

The World Factbook -- Micronesia
 
 

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