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Resources about Micronesia including maps, facts about the
land, people, history, government, political conditions,
Economy of Micronesia
GDP: $253.5 million.
GDP per capita (nominal): $2,347.
National income (GDP + foreign assistance): $272.4 million.
National income per capita: $2,522.
GDP composition by sector: services 56%, agriculture 30%,
Industry: Types--fishing, agriculture, tourism, construction,
Trade: Exports ($14 million)--fish, kava, betel nut. Export
market--Japan (21%), United States (25%), others (53%).
Imports ($133 million)--food, manufactured goods, fuel. Import
sources--United States (50%), Japan (11%), others (39%).
External debt: $69.5 million.
Currency: U.S. dollar.
Geography of Micronesia
Area: 702 sq. km (about 270 sq. mi.) in four major island
groups (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae).
Cities: Capital--Palikir. Other cities--Kolonia, Weno,
Terrain: 607 mountainous islands and low-lying coral atolls.
Government of Micronesia
Type: Constitutional confederation in free association with
the United States. The first Compact of Free Association
entered into force in 1986, and an Amended Compact entered
into force June 30, 2004.
Independence (from U.S.-administered UN trusteeship): November
Constitution: May 10, 1979.
Branches: Executive--President (chief of state and head of
government), cabinet. Legislative--unicameral Congress with 14
seats. Judicial--Supreme Court.
Major political parties: No formal parties.
Map of Micronesia
This Map of Micronesia shows the borders of the country, as
well as rivers, and cities including Palikir the capital of
Micronesia. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Micronesia
The Official Name of Micronesia is the Federated States of
Micronesia. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)
People of Micronesia
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Micronesian.
Growth rate: 0.26%.
Ethnic groups: Nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups.
Religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, others 3%.
Language: English and nine ethnic languages.
Health: Life expectancy--male 68.8 yrs.; female 72.6 yrs.
Infant mortality rate--27.03/1,000.
Work force: More than 50% of workers are government employees.
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