map of Micronesia; source: WR MICRONESIA

[Federated States of Micronesia, FSM] : general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Micronesia
country code ISO: FM //; - FIPS: FM
location: West Pacific
time zone: +10 to + 11 UT
surface (land) area: 701,4 sq.km = 270,8 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 13° N / South: 0° N / East: 168° E / West: 136° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical oceanic
Government
independent since: 1979 ; 1990-12-22
type of government: republic
capital: Palikir, Pohnpei, or: Kolonia
administrative division: island group (4)
Population
population according to the latest census (2000): 107,008
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 133,144; or: 118,000; 2001: 109,000
population density: 154 per sq.km = 399 per sq.mi
population growth: 3% //; - doubling time: 24 years
birth rate: 27 - 29 per 1000
death rate: 6 -7 per 1000
fertility rate: 5 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 49 per 1000
life expectancy: 68 years (male: 67; female: 71)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 41% //; - 15-59 years: 52% //; - 60+ years: 7%
urbanisation: 28% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Trukese 41%; Pophpeian 26%; Mortlockese 8%; Kosraean 7%; Yapese 6%; Ulithian 4%
languages: English, local Micronesian and Polynesian languages like Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 41%; Protestant 37%; other 22%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 1677
people per hospital bed: 260
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 75%
school enrolment: secondary education: 18%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 8%
adult literacy: 77% (male: 67%; female: 87%) [later total figure found: 94%]
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 2,6%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 1890 per capita
GNI USD 2110 per capita //; - [ppp: 1830]
GDP growth: -1%
income: USD 1500 per capita
import: USD 129 per capita //; - export: USD 78 per capita
trade: USD 700 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: EU US
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 47%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,003 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 34% //; - grass land: 14% //; - wooded area: 23% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 20% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 42%
agricultural products: coconuts, copra, fish (tuna), cassava, sweet potatoes, peppers, tropical fruits, black pepper
livestock (1000s): cattle: 14 / goats: 4 / poultry: 185 / sheep: 32
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 0% //; - part of industry in GDP: 0%
industrial products: some food & fish processing, only of local importance
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 80% //; - part of services in GDP: 58%
energy use (kg per capita): 40
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 226 km //; - of which paved: 18% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: ? per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 74 - 80 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 667 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 21 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Totolom 791 m, Nanlaud 772, Dolohniwar 760, Finol (Mt.Crozer?) 634, Mount Buache 593
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): some inner lakes of atolls
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: only a few short rivers to drain the mountains
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative divsion
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
partly formerly known as Caroline Islands, which included Palau and excluded Yap
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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