Federated States of Micronesia

Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia

 

Micronesia on World Map

Continent – Australasia, Oceania

Region – Pacific Islands

Size – 702 km²

Geography – collection of islands, volcanic islands and atolls

Language – English (official), indigenous dialects

Religion – Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1%, other 4.2%

Monetary Unit – United States Dollar

Natural Resources – timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate

Agriculture – taro, yams, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, black pepper, fish, pigs, chickens

Industry – tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood)

Map of Micronesia

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  105,681 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.42%

Average Life Expectancy – 72.35

Capital City – Palikir (7,000)

Highest Mountain – Dolohmwar (791m)

Longest River – Very small rivers only mainly on Pohnpei

Climate – tropical – hot all year round 26°C – 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 290 cm (approx) mostly May to October

Plant Life – grasses, coconuts, taro, breadfruit, bananas, yams, lemons, sugarcane, orchids, ferns, mosses, hibiscus, eucalyptus, mangrove, pandanus

Animal Life – no native land animals, a few bat species

Bird Life – doves, owls, passerines, scrub fowls, heron

Marine Life – Porpoises, dolphins, whales, tuna, surgeonfish, clownfish, sailfish, puffer fish, butterfly fish, grouper, barracuda, mackerel, marlin, mahi-mahi, shrimp, krill, crab, seahorses, manta rays, sharks, jellyfish, starfish, and sea urchins

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Federated States of Micronesia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/micronesia.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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