Federated States of Micronesia: Geography#

LocationOceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia
Geographic Coordinates6 55 N, 158 15 E 6.9166665,158.25
Area total: 702 sq km
land: 702 sq km
water: 0 sq km (fresh water only)
note: includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline6,112 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Dolohmwar (Totolom) 791 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainislands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk
Natural Hazardstyphoons (June to December)
Natural Resourcetimber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate
Land Usearable land: 2.86%
permanent crops: 24.29%
other: 72.86% (2011)
Climatetropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesoverfishing, climate change, pollution
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Weno; Ktti; Tol; Madolenihmw; Nett
According to Geonames: Wen Town; Tofol; Colonia; Kolonia; Kolonia Town

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-notefour major island groups totaling 607 islands