Federated States of Micronesia

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Federated States of Micronesia

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Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia.png
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Palikir
Government Republic
Language English (official)
President Peter M. Christian
Area 271 sq mi
Population 2013 106,104
GDP 2011 $310 million
GDP per capita $3,000
Currency United States dollar

The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent nation in free association with the United States. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean and comprises over 600 islands divided into four island groups—the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap. The nation has an area of 702 sq mi and is home to approximately 106,500 people (July 2011 estimate).