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    Micronesia, Federated States of Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/micronesia_federated_states_of/micronesia_federated_states_of_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia


      Geographic coordinates: 6 55 N, 158 15 E


      Map references: Oceania


      Area: total: 702 sq km
      note: includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)
      water: 0 sq km (fresh water only)
      land: 702 sq km


      Area - comparative: four times the size of Washington, DC (land area only)


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 6,112 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage


      Terrain: islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Dolohmwar (Totolom) 791 m


      Natural resources: forests, marine products, deep-seabed minerals


      Land use: arable land: 5.71%
      permanent crops: 45.71%
      other: 48.58% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: typhoons (June to December)


      Environment - current issues: overfishing, climate change, pollution


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: four major island groups totaling 607 islands


      NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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