Micronesia, Federated States of
1 Micronesia Country Profile

Generic Information

he Federated States of Micronesia abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei (also known as "Ponape") and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands (a combined land area of approximately 702 km2 or 271 sq mi) that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2,700 km (1,678 mi) just north of the equator. They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2,900 km (1,802 mi) north of eastern Australia and some 4,000 km (2,485 mi) southwest of the main islands of Hawaii. While the FSM's total land area is quite small, the country's waters occupy more than 2,600,000 km2 (1,003,866 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean, giving the country the 14th-largest exclusive economic zone in the world.The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island  

The Federated States of Micronesia is governed by the 1979 constitution, which guarantees fundamental human rights and establishes a separation of governmental powers. This constitution constructs the national government to be similar to – but not exactly alike – that of the United States. 

Generic country information can be located from sources, which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources: 

Federated States of Micronesia Wikipedia Country Informationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia IMF Country Informationhttp://www.imf.org/en/Countries/FSM

Humanitarian Info

Federated States of Micronesia World Food Programme Information - No Country Office

Federated States of Micronesia UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Information http://www.unocha.org/office-pacific-islands/federated-states-micronesia

 Micronesia Economist Intelligence Unit Information*-There is no page for FSM 

(*note - this is a paid service) 

Facts and Figures

Federated States of Micronesia Wolfram Alpha Information http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=micronesia 

Federated States of Micronesia World Bank Information http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/pacificislands/overview

Federated States of Micronesia Population Informationhttps://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/micronesia-population 

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