Micronesia Guide

Micronesia Guide

Micronesia – country information

Country name Micronesia
Capital Palikir
Continent Australia and Oceania
Area 702 km2
Population 101,351 (2013)
Foundation of a state 3/11/1986
gross domestic product (GDP) US$7,123 (2012)

According to Abbreviationfinder, Micronesia is a country in the western Pacific north of the equator, composed of hundreds of islands in the Caroline Islands group; population 104,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Austronesian languages; capital, Palikir. The islands were administered by the US as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 and entered into free association with the US as an independent state in 1986.

Country data

Location: North Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 10 (during summer time: CET + 9)

Total area: 702 km²

Land area: 702 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 6,112 km

Capital: Palikir

Regions: 4
Chuuk (Truk), Kosrae (Kosaie), Pohnpei (Ponape), Yap

Electric current: 110 V / 60 Hz

Telephone code: 00 691 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Dolohmwar (Totolom) 791 m


Population: approx. 105,000 (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: -0.4% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 150

Life expectancy: 70 (male), 74 (female)

Official language: English


  • 55% Roman Catholic
  • 41% Protestants
  • 4% other


On the many hundred small individual islands, the climate is sometimes very different.

In the summer months from May to September it is often very hot and the humidity is high.

The most pleasant time is from October to April, as temperatures are softened by the winds coming from the sea and the humidity is lower.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: US dollar (US- $)

Division: 1 US dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: Available in the major cities.

International credit cards: Accepted in most major stores.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Since foreign currencies are not always easily exchanged on all islands, you should exchange the required funds before going on a trip.

It is recommended that you take US dollars with you as a foreign currency, which is the best way to exchange it.

Travel advice

There is no German embassy in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The German embassy in Manila in the Philippines is responsible.


Due to the remoteness and the lack of infrastructure, tourism on the Micronesian Islands is slow to get going.

Support is mainly provided by the USA and Japan in the form of subsidies and loans.

Agriculture is also the most important branch of industry. Coconuts, copra, manioc and sweet potatoes are produced.

Industries: fishing, wood processing, agriculture, tourism

Natural resources: fish, wood

Land use:

  • Usable land: 5%
  • Grain cultivation: 7%
  • Pasture area: 33%
  • Forests: 21%
  • other: 34%


Favored by the humid and warm climate, a rich and diverse vegetation could develop.

Dense rainforests cover large parts of the country.

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