Increase your chances of being crowned the next pub quiz team winners by learning these 18 super interesting facts about Micronesia!
Federated States of Micronesia is made up of 607 islands located in the Pacific Ocean.
Because it’s a group of islands it does not have any bordering countries, however its nearest neighbours are Guam to the North, Nauru and the Marshall Islands to the East, Australia and Papua New Guinea to the South and Philippines to the West.
The total land area of Federated States of Micronesia is only 271 square miles (702 square kilometres), however this is spread out over an incredible 1,003,866 square miles (2.6 million square kilometres) of ocean!
Flag of Micronesia
The coordinates for Federated States of Micronesia are 6.9167° N, 158.1833°
Federated States of Micronesia’s population was 112,640 in 2018.
It has a tropical climate with heavy rainfall all year round and occasional typhoons. On the plus side, the temperature is consistently warm all year round!
The terrain here varies wildly from island to island, with some consisting of lovely low coral atolls to volcanic outcrops and high mountains with incredible views!
It’s part of a UN Trust Territory and is under US administration.
The capital is Palikir and has a population of 6,647 (2010).