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    Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

      Geographic coordinates: 6 55 N, 158 15 E

      Map references: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 702 sq km
      land: 702 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Truk (Chuuk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae

      Area - comparative: four times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 6,112 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage

      Terrain: islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Truk

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Totolom 791 m

      Natural resources: forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals

      Land use:
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: typhoons (June to December)

      Environment - current issues: overfishing

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: four major island groups totaling 607 islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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