Country Information Racial Ethnic Relations pilgrimage to Micronesia Mission Personnel Currently we do not have mission in Micronesia Partners Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa Congregational Christian Churches in Western Samoa Congregational Church in Kosrae Churches of Christ in Vanuatu Kiribati Protestant Church Marshall Islands Theological College Namoneas Congregational Church (Chuuk, Micronesia) Nukuno Protestant Church (Chuuk, Micronesia) Pacific Theological College Protestant Church in French Polynesia Tangintebu Theological College United Church of Christ (Chuuk, Micronesia) United Church of Christ in the Marshall Islands United Church of Christ in Pohnpei (Micronesia)

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%