Micronesia Population, cities
Countryaah website, the Federated States of Micronesia have approximately 135,000 residents.
The population is made up of nine Micronesian and Polynesian tribes.
50% of the population are Catholics and 47% are Protestants.
English is the official language. Chuuku, Kosraen, Pohnpeian and Yapese are
Capital, seat of government
The capital of the Federated States of Micronesia is Kolonia with
a population of around 6,200. It is located on the island of Pohnpei, the seat of
government is Palikir with a population of approx. 107,000 and
is also on Pohnpei.
Federated States of Micronesia: Geography
Areas and archipelagos
Defined by DigoPaul, the Federated States of Micronesia cover a total area of 702 km². Due to its island location, the state has no national borders with other states.
The state consists of four archipelagos with a total of 607 islands, with a
coastline of around 6,112 km.
The four archipelagos extend from west to east:
- Yap, with 11,900 residents and an area of 119 km² and
- Chuuk, with approx. 55,000 residents and an area of
127 km² and 294 islands
- Pohnpei, with approx. 45,900 residents and an area
of 344 km² and 163 islands
- Kosrae, with about 15,000 residents and an area of
110 km² and 5 islands
Chuuk was occupied by the Japanese and as a result was attacked by the
Americans on February 17 and 18, 1944. During the bombardment, over 50 warships
sank in the archipelago of the same name, and Japan lost around 400 aircraft and
around 4,000 soldiers. The ships, which were sunk at the time and are now
covered with coral, have become an Eldorado for divers. The divers are a not
inconsiderable source of income for the local people.
For the Federated States of Micronesia, the value given below applies to
Central European Time (CET), i.e. the time without summer time in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland. A minus sign means that it is earlier there and a plus
sign that it is later than after CET:
|Δt (CET): Yap and Chuuk + 9 h
Δt (CET): Pohnpei and Kosrae + 10 h
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Palikir
Palikir lies at a northern latitude of around φ = 07 ° and
thus in the middle of the tropics.
If the declination δ of the sun has the value 07 ° N and the image point of the
sun is above the city or the island, the sun is standing there
perpendicular. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 27 days after March
21st and 27 days before September 21st.
If the declination δ of the sun is north of the latitude of Palikir, the sun is
not in the south at noon, as in our latitudes, but in the north. In this case,
the sun moves from east to north to west, where, like us, it sets.
Mountains, Mt. Nahna Laud
Mt. Nahna Laud
The highest mountain in the country is Mt. Nahna Laud on the island of Pohnpei
with a height of 798 m.
Other mountains or elevations are:
- Mount Finkol with a height of 619 m on the island of
- Mount Teroken with a height of 364 m on the island of
The longest river in the country is the Malem River.
Another long river is the Finkol River.
The Federated States of Micronesia border the Pacific Ocean with a total
coast length of 6,112 km - more precisely, the Federated States of Micronesia
are located in the South Pacific, the so-called South Seas. This region of the
Pacific Ocean includes the Polynesian Islands as well as parts of Melanesia and