17 Magnificent Facts About Micronesia

    1. Federated Sates of Micronesia is made up of 607 islands located in the Pacific Ocean.
    2. Because it’s a group of islands it does not have any bordering countries, however its nearest neighbours are Guam to the North, Nauru and the Marshall Islands to the East, Australia and Papua New Guinea to the South and Philippines to the West.
    3. The total land area of Federated States of Micronesia is only 271 square miles (702 square kilometres), however this is spread out over an incredible 1,003,866 square miles (2,600,000 square kilometres) of ocean!
    4. The coordinates for Federated States of Micronesia are 6.9167° N, 158.1833°
    5. Federated States of Micronesia’s population was 103,549 in 2013.
    6. It has a tropical climate with heavy rainfall all year round and occasional typhoons. On the plus side, the temperature is consistently warm all year round!

  1. The terrain here varies wildly from island to island, with some consisting of lovely low coral atolls to volcanic outcrops and high mountains with incredible views!
  2. It’s part of a UN Trust Territory and is under US administration.
  3. The capital is Palikir and has a population of 6,647 (2010).
  4. The average life span here is 69 years.
  5. Micronesia has no military forces as its defence is the responsibility of the USA
  6. The official language of Federated States of Micronesia is English.
  7. The US Dollar is the official currency here.
  8. Federated States of Micronesia produces vegetables, fruit, coconuts, pigs, chicken and fish.
  9. Its industry consists of tourism, fish processing, specialised agriculture and craft items made from wood, pearls and shells.
  10. It also exports fish, fruit, nuts and garments.
  11. The international dialling code for this idyllic destination is 00691.  To find out how to make cheap calls to Micronesia with Cherry Call, just click here.

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