Federated States of Micronesia facts for kids
|Federated States of Micronesia
|Motto: "Peace, Unity, Liberty"|
|Anthem: Patriots of Micronesia
|Ethnic groups (2000)||
|Government||Federated presidential democratic republic|
|-||President||Peter M. Christian|
|-||Vice President||Yosiwo P. George|
|-||Compact of Free Association||November 3, 1986|
|-||Total||702 km2 (188th)
271 sq mi
|-||2013 estimate||106,104 (196th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|HDI (2013)|| 0.645
medium · 117th
|Currency||United States dollar (USD)|
|Time zone||(UTC+10 and +11)|
|-||Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC+10 and +11)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||FM|
|a.||Regional languages used at state and municipal levels.|
Micronesia, officially the Federated States of Micronesia, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Papua New Guinea. The country is a sovereign state in free association with the United States. The capital city of Federated States of Micronesia is Palikir.
The Federated States of Micronesia were formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a United Nations Trust Territory under US administration. In 1979 they adopted a constitution, and in 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on U.S. aid.
The Federated States of Micronesia are in the region known as Micronesia, which consists of hundreds of small islands divided in seven territories. The term Micronesia may refer to the Federated States or to the region as a whole. This area is in Oceania.
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A view of Kolonia Town from Sokehs Ridge in Pohnpei.
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