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Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2011
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Page last updated on January 11, 2011

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

Geographic coordinates:
6 55 N, 158 15 E

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 702 sq km
country comparison to the world: 191
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 702 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km (fresh water only)
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)

Area - comparative:
four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
6,112 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

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

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Dolohmwar (Totolom) 791 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate

Land use:
arable land: 5.71%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 45.71%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 48.58% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
typhoons (June to December)

Environment - current issues:
overfishing, climate change, pollution

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
four major island groups totaling 607 islands


NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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