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    Micronesia, Federated States of Geography - 1990

      Total area: 702 km2
      land area: 702 km2; includes Pohnpei, Truk, Yap, and Kosrae

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 6,112 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      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: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other

      Environment: subject to typhoons from June to December; four major island groups totaling 607 islands

      Note: located 5,150 km west-southwest of Honolulu in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and Indonesia

      NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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