On November 30, 1978, the Federated States of Micronesia adopted their national flag. The blue field of the flag represents the Pacific Ocean, which surrounds the nation of islands.
The stars on the flag represent the four Federated States of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Yap, and are positioned to resemble the points of a compass; this is also an echo of US heraldic usage. The flag was created to represent the four states' union while also paying honor to the country's position in the Pacific.
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Micronesia is a region located in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting of thousands of small islands. The region is divided into four main island groups: the Caroline Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Mariana Islands, and the Gilbert Islands. The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent country within the region, while the rest of the islands are divided between the United States (as territories) and other countries.
The Federated States of Micronesia is a federal parliamentary democracy comprising four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap. The country has a population of about 106,000 people and its capital is Palikir. The economy of the Federated States of Micronesia is largely based on subsistence agriculture and fishing, with some tourism and export of copra (dried coconut meat) and other agricultural products.
Micronesia has a tropical climate and is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs, which attract visitors from around the world. The region has a rich cultural heritage, with a mix of traditional and modern influences. The languages spoken in Micronesia include English, as well as a number of indigenous languages. The region is predominantly Christian, with a mix of Protestant and Roman Catholic denominations.
|Country codes||FM, FSM (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Federated States of Micronesia|
|Religion||95.3% Christianity, 4.1% Folk religions, 0.6% None / Others|
|Time zone||UTC+10 and +11 • Summer (DST) not observed|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||158.1/km2 (409.5/sq mi)|
|Total area||The total land area is 702 km2 (271 sq mi)|
|Highest point||Nanlaud on Pohnpei (782 m, 2 566 ft)|
|Lowest point||North Pacific Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 3,571 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||United States dollar (USD)|
|Internet TLD||.fm (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Micronesia Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Micronesia