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    Micronesia, Federated States of Geography 2000

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

      Area - comparative: four times the size of Washington, DC

      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 Truk

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

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

      Land use:
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: typhoons (June to December)

      Environment - current issues: overfishing

      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

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