Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia is an island country in the Micronesia region of Oceania. It consists of around 607 islands in the Pacific Ocean and is divided into four states: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. The countryโ€™s closest neighbors include the Marshall Islands to the east, Nauru to the southeast, the Solomon Islands to the south, Papua New Guinea to the southwest, and Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands to the northwest.

Country Profile

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The capital of Micronesia is Palikir, on the island of Pohnpei. Pohnpei Islandโ€™s landscape is typical of the rest of the country, consisting of high mountains, tropical forests, white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and underwater reefs. The countryโ€™s reefs are home to around 1,000 fish species, 1,200 species of mollusks, and 300 species of coral. The biodiversity of the reefs increases from east to west, with the most coral species found in the Yap region. Micronesiaโ€™s lagoons provide food for the organisms that inhabit the reefs.

The Federated States of Micronesia has a tropical climate thatโ€™s hot and humid all year round. It has two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season runs from November through April, and the wet season runs from May through October. The islands of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae receive a high amount of rainfall during the rainy season. Downpours are usually short but intense. In addition to storms and typhoons, the country is prone to droughts, with the western state of Yap experiencing droughts more frequently.

Micronesia is a parliamentary republic with a President who serves as both the head of the state and the head of the government. The President and Vice President are elected by Congress. The 14 members of Congress are elected by popular vote.

Micronesia: Stats and Facts

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