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Federated States of Micronesia

Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia
Location of the Federated States of Micronesia
English (national)a
Ethnic groups
GovernmentFederated presidential democratic republic
• President
Manny Mori
Alik L. Alik
November 3, 1986
• Total
702 km2 (271 sq mi) (188th)
• Water (%)
• 2013 estimate
106,104[1] (196th)
• Density
158.1/km2 (409.5/sq mi) (75th)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$310 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Total
$277 million
• Per capita
HDI (2013)Increase 0.645[2]
medium · 117th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+10 and +11
• Summer (DST)
UTC+10 and +11 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+691
ISO 3166 codeFM
  1. 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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