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About Micronesia in detail
Where is Micronesia?
Micronesia, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 6 55 N 158 09 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia.
What is the capital of Micronesia?
The capital city of Micronesia is: Palikir.
What is the time in Palikir?
It is 16 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Palikir is: UTC+11.
What is the Internet code for Micronesia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Micronesia is: .fm
What is the size of Micronesia?
The territory of Micronesia is total: 702 sq km; land: 702 sq km, water: 0 sq km (fresh water only).
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Micronesia is four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only).
If we would like to walk around and discover Micronesia, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Micronesia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Micronesia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 6,112 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Micronesia?
The climate of Micronesia is tropical: heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands: located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage.
Geographical data of Micronesia
The elevation of Micronesia; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Dolohmwar 791 m.
The typical geographical details of Micronesia include islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Micronesia is composed of four major island groups totaling 607 islands.
Resources and land use of Micronesia
The country’s main mined products are timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 25.5%; arable land 2.3%; permanent crops 19.7%; permanent pasture 3.5%; forest: 74.5%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Micronesia
The number of inhabitants of Micronesia is 104,719 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 22.4% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Micronesia is concentrated in PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Micronesia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Chuukese/Mortlockese 49.3%, Pohnpeian 29.8%, Kosraean 6.3%, Yapese 5.7%, Yap outer islanders 5.1%, Polynesian 1.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 0.8% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Micronesia
The spoken languages in Micronesia are the following: English (official language and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi.
What are the most important religions in Micronesia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1% (includes Congregational 38.5%, Baptist 1.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.8%, Assembly of God 0.7%), Mormon 1.5%, other 1.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Micronesia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 30.81% (male 16,401 / female 15,863) 15-24 years: 19.8% (male 10,406 / female 10,326) 25-54 years: 38.8% (male 19,667 / female 20,966) 55-64 years: 6.87% (male 3,532 / female 3,659) 65 years and over: 3.72% (male 1,753 / female 2,146) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Micronesia is -0.49% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Micronesia the birth rate is 20.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Micronesia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Micronesia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Micronesia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 13.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Micronesia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Economic activity consists largely of subsistence farming and fishing, and government, which employs two-thirds of the adult working population and receives funding largely - 58% in 2013 – from Compact of Free Association assistance provided by the US. ThUnder the terms of the original Compact, the US provided $1.3 billion in grants and aid from 1986 to 2001. The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) negotiated a second (amended) Compact agreement in 2002-03 that took effect in 2004. The amendedThe country's medium-term economic outlook appears fragile because of dependence on US assistance and lackluster performance of its small and stagnant private sector..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Micronesia is $325 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Micronesia is 1.1% (2016 estimate) -0.2% (2015 estimate) -3.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Micronesia this is $3,000 (2016 estimate) $3,000 (2015 estimate) $3,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Micronesia produces?
The main agricultural products of Micronesia are taro, yams, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, black pepper, fish, pigs, chickens.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood). The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood).
Drinking water source in Micronesia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 94.8% of population, rural: 87.4% of population, total: 89% of population. Unimproved: urban: 5.2% of population, rural: 12.6% of population, total: 11% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Micronesia
In Micronesia the average number of childbirth is 2.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Micronesia
The average age of the population is 24total: 24.7 years; male: 24 years, female: 25.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Micronesia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Micronesia is -20.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of FSM. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Micronesia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Micronesia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Micronesia density of the hospital beds is 3.2 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Micronesia the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Micronesia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Micronesia is 33.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Micronesia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Micronesia are typhoons (June to December).
More interesting facts about Micronesia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, overdependence on US foreign aid, and state perception of inequitable allocation of US aid..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Micronesia: 3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship).
The flag and other symbols of Micronesia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, light blue with four white five-pointed stars centered; the stars are arranged in a diamond pattern; blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, the stars represent the four island groups of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Micronesia: four, five-pointed, white stars on a light blue field; national colors: light blue, white.
Constitution of Micronesia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Micronesia?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Micronesia is mixed legal system of common and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Micronesia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Congress (14 seats; 10 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 2-year terms and 4 directly elected from each of the 4 states by proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 5 March 2013 (next to be held in March 2015)election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independent 14.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Micronesia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Micronesia the labor force is 37,920 (2010 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Micronesia is total: 20.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 22.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 18.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Micronesia is 16.2% (2010 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Micronesia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Micronesia the GINI index is .61,1 (2013 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Micronesia the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Micronesia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Micronesia is; revenues: $213.8 million, expenditures: $192.1 million (FY12/13 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 65.8% of GDP (FY12/13 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Micronesia is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Micronesia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.9% (2016 estimate), -1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 7.1% (2013 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Micronesia
Micronesia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Micronesia is: $88.3 million (2013 estimate), $95.7 million (2012 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fish, sakau (kava), betel nuts, black pepper.
The most important export partners of Micronesia are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: food, beverages, clothing, computers, household electronics, appliances, manufactured goods, automobiles, machinery and equipment, furniture, tools, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Micronesia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Micronesia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 1% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 3% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Micronesia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Micronesia; adequate systemdomestic: islands interconnected by shortwave radiotelephone (used mostly for government purposes), satellite (Intelsat) ground stations, and some coaxial and fiber-optic cable; mobile-cellular service available on the major islandsinternational: country code - 691; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Micronesia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Micronesia: 6 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Micronesia: total: 388 km, paved: 184 km, unpaved: 204 km (2015).
The total length of the waterways in Micronesia: N/A.
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Facts about Micronesia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Federated States of Micronesia, conventional short form: none, local long form: Federated States of Micronesia, local short form: none, former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Ponape, Truk, and Yap Districtsabbreviation: FSM, etymology: the term "Micronesia" is a 19th-century construct of two Greek words, "micro" (small) and "nesoi" (islands), and refers to thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
|Abbrevation: Micronesia||Geographic coordinates:
6 55 N, 158 15 E
|Capital of Micronesia: Palikir||GPS of the Capital:
6 55 N 158 09 E
|Position: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia|
|Land area: total: 702 sq km; land: 702 sq km, water: 0 sq km (fresh water only)||Terrain: islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk
||Area comparative: four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)|
|Population: 104,719 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.49% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.81 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $88.3 million (2013 estimate), $95.7 million (2012 estimate)||Imports: $258.5 million (2013 estimate), $263.4 million (2012 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 22.4% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)||Median age: 24total: 24.7 years; male: 24 years, female: 25.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 33,000. Percent of population: 31.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 6,808. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 31,400. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 30 (July 2013 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 16.2% (2010 estimate)||Nationality: Micronesian(s) adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese||National holidays: Constitution Day, 10 May (1979); Independence Day, 3 November (1986)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.9 years. Male: 70.8 years, female: 75 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.45 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 20.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of common and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood)||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 1.1% (2016 estimate) -0.2% (2015 estimate) -3.4% (2014 estimate)|
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