Micronesia BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +11 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|5°33'27"N / 150°11'11"E|
|FM / FSM|
|English (official and common language)|
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Micronesia banks list|
Micronesia is located in the North Pacific Ocean and belongs to the Caroline Islands. It extends 2500 kilometers from east to west and has a land area of 705 square kilometers. The islands are of volcanic and coral type, and are mountainous. There are 607 islands and reefs, mainly four large islands: Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk and Yap. Pohnpei is the country's largest island, covering an area of 334 square kilometers. The capital, Palikir, is located on the island. English is the official language, a large number of residents speak the local language, and most of the residents believe in Christianity. |
The Federated States of Micronesia is located in the North Pacific, belonging to the Caroline Islands, extending 2500 kilometers from east to west. The land area is 705 square kilometers. The islands are of volcanic and coral type, and are mountainous. There are four main islands: Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk and Yap. There are 607 islands and reefs. Pohnpei is the country's largest island, covering an area of 334 square kilometers, and the capital is located on the island.
The national flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 19:10. The flag surface is light blue with four white five-pointed stars in the middle. The light blue symbolizes the vast seas of the country, and the four stars represent the four states of the country: Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk, and Yap.
The people of Micronesia lived here. The Spanish arrived here in 1500. After Germany purchased the Caroline Islands from the Spanish in 1899, Spain's influence here weakened. It was captured by Japan in World War I and occupied by the United States in World War II. In 1947, the United Nations handed Micronesia to the trusteeship of the United States and later became a political entity. In December 1990, the UN Security Council convened a meeting and passed a resolution to terminate part of the Pacific Trust Territory Agreement, formally ending the Trusteeship status of the Federated States of Micronesia and admitted it as a full member of the United Nations on September 17, 1991.
The population of the Federated States of Micronesia is 108,004 (2006). Among them, Micronesians accounted for 97%, Asians accounted for 2.5%, and others accounted for 0.5%. Official Language is English. Catholics accounted for 50%, Protestants accounted for 47%, and other sects and non-believers accounted for 3%.
The economic life of most people in the Federated States of Micronesia is based on villages and basically no industry. Grain planting, fishery, pig and poultry are important economic activities. It is rich in high-quality pepper, as well as coconut, taro, breadfruit and other agricultural products. Tuna resources are particularly rich. Tourism occupies an important position in the economy. Food and daily necessities need to be imported, relying heavily on the United States. Ships and planes pass between the islands.