Micronesia

Micronesia Overview

Micronesia is situated in the North Pacific Ocean. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) consists of 607 islands just north of the equator in the Caroline Island group. The total land area is only 271 square miles. But the islands are scattered across about 1 million square miles of ocean.

Palikir, on the island of Pohnpei, is the nation’s capital. The largest city is Weno in the state of Chuuk (formerly called the Truk Islands).

CLIMATE

The climate is tropical with an average temperature of about 80 °F (27 °C). Average annual rainfall ranges from about 120 inches on Yap to over 300 inches on the mountains of Pohnpei. Typhoons are common, especially on the western islands.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Palikir
POPULATION: 114,000
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 120V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: FM
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +691
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +10