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Micronesia FlagMicronesia

Peace, Unity, Liberty



Population: 106,836 (2011)
Land Area: 702 sq km
Natural Resources: Forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate
Capital: Palikir
Political System: Constitutional Government
State Leader: Manny Mori (2007)
Languages: English, Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, Other 3%
Major Ethnicities: Chuukese 48.8%, Pohnpeian 24.2%, Kosraean 6.2, Yapese 5.2%, Yap outer islands 4.5%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, Other 6.4%, Unknown 1.4%
Life Expectancy: 71.52 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 238.1 million (2008)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 238.1 million (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: NA
GDP Structure: Agriculture 28.9%, Industry 15.2%, Services 55.9% (2004)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 0.9%, Industry 34.4%, Services 64.7% (2005)
Industries: Tourism, construction, fish processing, specialized aquaculture, craft items
Agriculture Products: Black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava, sakau, betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens, fish
Human Development Index: 0.636 (116th)
Tourism Revenue: 13 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 22% (2000)

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Army Size: Responsibility of the USA
Budget: Responsibility of the USA

Current Situation


Micronesia is located in the Pacific Ocean. Micronesia has no natural neighbors but is located near some other island-states. Micronesia depends largely on US aid for its government expenses, the growth rate is flat. But tourism remains a potential industry, that could be developed to the benefit of the economy.

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CIA World Factbook: Micronesia
Wikipedia: Micronesia

Updated on: December 25, 2011