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Micronesia, Federated States of


    • Location:
      Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

    • Map references:
      Oceania

    • Area:

        total area:
        702 sq km

        land area:
        702 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly less than four times the size of Washington, DC

        note:
        includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Truk (Chuuk), Yap, and Kosrae

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      6,112 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasional severe damage

    • Terrain:
      islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Truk

    • Natural resources:
      forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        NA%

        permanent crops:
        NA%

        meadows and pastures:
        NA%

        forest and woodland:
        NA%

        other:
        NA%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        typhoons (June to December)

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Law of the Sea

    • Note:
      four major island groups totaling 607 islands






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