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Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south. There are four main archipelagos along with numerous outlying islands. Micronesia is divided politically into five sovereign states and three U.S. territories.

Population (2014 est) – 105,681

Area – 436mi

Capital – Palikir

Ethnic Background

     Chuukese/Mortlockese - 49.3%

     Pohnpeian - 29.8%

     Kosraean - 6.3%

     Yapese - 5.7%

     Yap outer islanders - 5.1%

     Polynesian - 1.6%

     Asian - 1.4%

     Other - 0.8%

Exports - fish, garments, bananas, black pepper, sakau (kava), betel nuts

Imports - food, manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, beverages

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 70 years      F 74 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 21.93 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 11%

Support Ministries in Micronesia

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select East Asia and the Pacific from the designation list and type work in Micronesia into the Project/Partner line.

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