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Micronesia

Definition/Scope: Country in the western Pacific Ocean. It is composed of more than 600 islands and islets in the Caroline Islands archipelago and is divided, roughly along cultural and linguistic lines, into the states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. The total land area is 271 square miles. The capital is Palikir, on the island of Pohnpei. Includes Caroline Islands except Palau.



Used For:

Federated States of Micronesia

Acronym:

FM
FSM

Broader Terms:

independent states (by name)
Pacific Ocean islands

Narrower Terms:

Chuuk, Micronesia
Guam, Micronesia
Kosrae, Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Palau (Micronesia)
Pohnpei, Micronesia
Yap, Micronesia

Related Terms:

Caroline Islands
IMF members
UN members


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