The 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 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.
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 Information- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia IMF Country Information - http://www.imf.org/en/Countries/FSM
Federated States of Micronesia World Food Programme Info - 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
Federated States of Micronesia Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/pacificislands/overview