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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Micronesia, Federated States of

Federated States of Micronesia

Motto: "Peace, Unity, Liberty"
Location of the Federated States of Micronesia
6°55′N 158°11′E / 6.917°N 158.183°E / 6.917; 158.183
Largest townWeno[1]
Official languageEnglish
Recognized regional
Ethnic groups
GovernmentFederal assembly-independent republic under non-partisan democracy
• President
David Panuelo
Yosiwo George
from the United States
• Republic proclaimed
May 10, 1979
November 3, 1986
• Total
702 km2 (271 sq mi) (177th)
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
104,468 [3] (198th)
• Density
158.1/km2 (409.5/sq mi) (75th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$367 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$383 million
• Per capita
Gini (2013)40.1[5]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.620[6]
medium · 136th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+10 and +11
• Summer (DST)
not observed
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+691
ISO 3166 codeFM
Internet TLD.fm
Preceded by
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  1. Regional languages used at state and municipal levels.

Micronesia, Federated States of

The Federated States of Micronesia, or simply Micronesia, is an island country in Oceania. It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the western Pacific. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2,700 km (1,678 mi) just north of the equator. They lie northeast of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2,900 km (1,802 mi) north of eastern Australia, 3,400 km (2,133 mi) southeast of Japan, and some 4,000 km (2,485 mi) southwest of the main islands of the Hawaiian Islands.