Facts about Micronesia
Official languages: English
Area: 702 km²
Population: 107,708 residents
Population density: 153.43 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .fm
ISO codes: FM, FSM, 583
The telephone code for Micronesia is +691
Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia
The flag of Micronesia, which was adopted on November 10, 1979, consists of a pale blue sheet on which four white five-pointed stars are placed. Since Micronesia is a federated group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean, the blue background clearly represents the ocean that surrounds the islands. The four main islands and the federated states of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kusrae are represented by stars. Originally, the flag of Micronesia carried six stars, but after the departure of the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands from the federation, two stars were removed. A number of states in Oceania are proud of a similar flag.
The Federated States of Micronesia is an island nation in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, which consists of four states. Each of these states has its own constitution, elected legislature, and government. The individual state governments have considerable rights and maintain their own budgets. See Micronesia Location on World Map.
Biggest Cities of Micronesia by Population
Palikir is the largest city in Micronesia and is the national capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is located on the island of Pohnpei and has a population of around 8,000 people. The city is a hub for government activity and houses numerous embassies, international organizations, and other government offices. Palikir is home to several universities and colleges, including the College of Micronesia-FSM. The city also serves as a major transportation hub for the Pacific islands with its airport providing direct flights to Guam, Honolulu, Majuro, and other Pacific destinations.
Kolonia is another major city in Micronesia located on Pohnpei Island. Kolonia has a population of about 6,000 people and serves as an important commercial center for both local and international businesses. Here visitors can find many restaurants offering traditional cuisine from all over Micronesia as well as modern western-style eateries. The city also has several banks, supermarkets, shopping centers, theaters, parks, churches and other amenities that make it a great destination for tourists or business travelers alike. There are also numerous historical sites in Kolonia that attract visitors from all over the world who come to explore its rich history dating back to the early 1800s when it was first settled by Spanish missionaries.
|Kolonia Town, Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia: Palikir
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital Palikir is on the island of Pohnpei and here is also the seat of the government of the Federated States of Micronesia.